Blog Post - So there are some very good reasons why entrepreneurs should NEVER forget to celebrate Valentine's Day. I've listed 4 of the top reasons and brief explanations of each.
Reason #1 - Your spouse or significant other is probably always used to you being busy.
Building a business is no easy task. Entrepreneurs often find themselves working 10 times harder for themselves than they ever did working for someone else. This translates to long days and long nights. Days and nights in which your loved ones may feel as though they come second to your business endeavors. It's very important for you to always consider a healthy work/home balance. You are probably building your business for your family so don't work so hard that you drive them away. Show them that you appreciate their sacrifice while you're building your empire.
Reason #2 - There are usually a lot of Valentines Day specials where you can save money on gifts.
Let's face it. Many startups are strapped for cash. That is unless you've been blessed by some angel investor or started off with a truck load of cash. Being frugal as an entrepreneur is very important. Thinking ahead and researching Valentines Day deals can make a huge difference in your relationship AND your pocket. Buy gifts for your loved one when there are great deals going on. You can possibly even pick up a great birthday present during this time as well. The look on your loved one's face when they realize that you didn't forget about them... priceless.
Reason #3 - You need to have a day to relax and simply enjoy the special people in your life.
Stress is a big killer in our culture. The daily grind is real and many people are unfortunately, ticking time bombs. Recognizing special days like Valentines Day can get you to slow down and remember to enjoy the simple things in life. It's not all about world domination. Slow down, smile at the people that you love and enjoy a nice day celebrating love itself. Friends, family, co-workers, they all have feelings and you can make huge gains in your relationships by slowing down to show your appreciation.
Reason #4 - It's a great day for commercialism.
You didn't think that I was going to forget about business all together did you? Oh no. There are certain businesses that can get a significant bump during this holiday. Americans spend upwards of 18 billion dollars on Valentines Day gifts. Yep. You heard that right. So how much of those dollars are being spent in the Black community? As a business owner, you have a responsibility to look at spending trends and see how you can earn your share of that market. Don't forget to look at your yearly calendar and see how you can take advantage of big spending events like Valentines Day. It could make the difference in your business being in the black or being in the red.
I hope that you have seen a few good reasons that you should get into the spirit of Valentines Day. Here is an article that discusses low cost and unconventional ways to celebrate. Click Here
Do have any feedback on this blog post? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading.
Make money, not excuses,
Stephen Wicks - Founder of BlackBusinessList.Com
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