Why did you start a business?
Tell us about your WHY.
We started this business because we knew there was a good match between the needs of the market and the quality of the unique solution, as we had done market research for them a number of years prior. The technology providers were not interested in entering the market directly, but agreed to provide us with any necessary support if we did it independantly.
Little did we know that to do it ourselves, it would be such a steep learning curve!
I came into SavvySME after it was initially started by @Phil Khor and @Phil Joel . Why I joined and why we continue to build SavvySME.. is because as @Rosemary Parker-Hatfield mentioned regarding Blue Gas.. there is simply a match in the needs of the market and what SavvySME offers.
Starting, running and growing a small business is an incredibly tough journey. It's a massive learning curve for all. Moreso than in large corporations. They have many divisions with employed experts in every field whom can tap into and trust to manage that part of the business for them.
In your own business, you have yourself and may be a couple others if you're lucky to do it all! You're the technician, the marketer, the accountant, the lawyer, the systems manager, the x, y, z all in one! And you have do all of that on a tiny budget.
SavvySME brings together Australia's community of business owners in every field so that we can help one another to learn, grow and make the best decisions in our businesses.
And the biggest WHY for me, are the people. The people in small businesses aren't just numbers. They're dads, mums, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons. We're all helping one another create a better tomorrow for our families.
Didn't mean to turn it into a soppy media pitch..!