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Entrepreneur – Don’t Be Afraid to Be Strong and Take a Stand

Entrepreneurs are concerned about profits, business continuity, and customer services. Entrepreneurs need to take a stand. Sometimes they forget they are people who also need to be concerned with current events, politics, and race relations.

Entrepreneur, take a stand, remember – “No man is an island entire to itself.” John Donne Each day the world is full of news stories about evil people doing evil things. When the news reports come on, entrepreneurs watch them, shake their heads and then go back to their cups of coffee, smartphone apps, client reports, and profit-making activities. Often entrepreneurs look at events on the news as if they mean nothing to them. They act as if the news and horrible events going on in the world have nothing to do with them and their business.

This couldn’t be further from the truth. No matter what your industry, no matter what you sell. If you are an entrepreneur the mass shootings at churches, the race riots across the country, police shootings, and refugee crises around the world all have something to do with you if you are an entrepreneur.

 

 

One thing that entrepreneurs often forget is that before they were business owners, employees, and leaders of industry, they were people. People have feelings. People notice what is wrong with the world. People are hurt by senseless violence. People are saddened by needless death. People are saddened by children hurting and dying in the street. People have emotions. One of the best things an entrepreneur can do is to remember she is a person.

 


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Your employees, customers, and competitors are watching, take a stand when it is necessary.

 

Not only are entrepreneurs people, their employees, clients, and competitors are people as well. When things happen in the world, employees come to work with those things are on their minds. When there is a senseless mass shooting in one area of the country, clients come to business appointments with that on their minds. When a race riot happens in America, your competitors are dealing with it at their offices. As an entrepreneur, you cannot ignore the outside world. You cannot pretend that the bad things in the world are not happening around you or that they do not matter. They do matter and they do matter to your business.

If you are an entrepreneur, be brave, stand tall and take a stand when it comes to events in the news. It is easy to sit back, ignore things and let them continue to happen and pass by without a reaction of any kind. Eventually, there will come an issue that makes you say, “Yes, I am an entrepreneur and my business is important to me, but I have to voice my opinion about this.” Not every entrepreneur could or should hold press conferences to discuss every event that happens around the world.

Entrepreneur you need to know – “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke

Every entrepreneur can find ways to share their feeling about outrageous things going on in the world. Some of those feelings will be shared with the world, others will be kept quiet and only will not. When things are occurring are particularly scary or stressful, do not ignore them at work. Instead, take the time to talk about them with your employees. Give them time to express their fear, hurt, and hopes for the future.
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By spending just a little time acknowledging your employees’ fears and concerns, you empower them. When you give employees a chance to voice their concerns, acknowledge them, and be open about them, you give them permission. You give them permission to take a stand, to do something to combat the evil in the world. It is not just a cliché, it is not just a saying. Each human being has a responsibility to contribute to making the world a better place. Evil really does triumph when good people watch it happen and do nothing. When you allow your employees to talk about things in the world, you empower them to be brave and to make the changes that are necessary in the world.

Yes, you must make money, but don’t be afraid to take a stand.

You are in business to make money, to earn a profit and that is an important fact no entrepreneur can ignore. At the same time, you must always be mindful that your employees, clients, customers, and prospects are people. People have feelings, needs, and emotions that are affected by world events. Do not be afraid when your employees want to talk about what is going on in the world. Allow them to have a voice, and to stand strong to do something right to stop the evil that is going on in the world around them. The place for their speak, protests, and voice is not the workplace, but allow and encourage them to make the world a better place. Do not make your employees help evil triumph.

Entrepreneurs who remember they make money with and from people will be better off than those who ignore the people in all they do. The world impacts your business and your heart, don’t let that scare you. Being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart. It takes bravery, courage, and stamina to run a business. So it may be scary to speak up about world events, but you can do it and you can allow your employees to do it. The question for you this thrilling day is, at work, how do you deal with all the upheaval going on in the world?

18 thoughts on “Entrepreneur – Don’t Be Afraid to Be Strong and Take a Stand”
  1. I was just having this conversation with someone last week. I think that you should stand for something or say nothing.

  2. This is so true. I think we tend to think “this will never happen to us”… until it does. Events like what happened this week affect everyone, business owners, too.

  3. Adding heart to the position. I agree there are times when that is very important.

  4. So spot on – as bloggers that makes us entrepreneurs and we have to stand strong and keep in mind that we must believe in ourselves.

  5. I wish more people spoke out on the chaos in our world right now. You quoted one of my favorites: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke <—-I believe in this immensely.

  6. This is something I’m still working on but I can see it helping a lot. I love your points. Entrepreneurs shouldn’t be afraid to share their viewpoints.

  7. These are really great points and great advise. We all need to be in charge of our lives as well as our businesses.

  8. Great points! We opened up our own company a couple of years ago and never turned back. Those first steps can be hard but it’s easier if you remember where you came from 😉

  9. i so need to these myself. They are very important things for a business owner to remember.

  10. Important thoughts for business owners to remember. I need to do this myself.

  11. This is a great post that some of my entrepreneurial friends need to read and understand. The ‘business’ is not who you are as a whole.

  12. These are all fantastic points! Love this point specifically “Not only are entrepreneurs people, their employees, clients and competitors are people as well.” So important to remember.

  13. This is such great advice. Take that stand and take control!

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