I know we all want to do important things. We all want to work on important products, start important companies and accomplish tasks that could change the world and have an enormous impact. I see this in entrepreneurs and the tech community more than anywhere else.
The question we ask, whenever we hear about a new business or idea, whether it’s renewable energy or a messaging app or a fucking hamster sled, is this: Will it scale?
Here are 5 reasons you should build a small business
- You Can Focus On Simplicity
- People Matter More
- Keeping Things Personal Is Easier
- Small Doesn’t Mean Poor
- You Don’t Have To Stay Small Forever
Read more: 5 Reasons Why You Should Build A Small Business — Not A Start-up [MEDIUM]
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