Keep on working toward your goal
October 21, 2013
Today I clean my desk on my last day with the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center.
A new opportunity has presented itself and it is a bittersweet farewell. It has been an honor to be a part of the wonderful mission of helping small-business owners and entrepreneurs make their dreams a reality.
As I go through hundreds of folders, notebooks, books and notes from the past four years, they remind me of all the knowledge the SBDC has to share with entrepreneurs. The pages are full of links to helpful websites, guides that have been written, flyers from events past, and notes from trainings and seminars, all part of the mission to help grow the Concho Valley economy, one business at a time.
Also, I can’t help but reflect on the many wonderful business owners for whom we work. Over the past four years there have been so many inspiring, passionate, interesting and kind people I have seen walk through the doors of the SBDC with the vision of a wonderful new business venture. The pleasure of the work we do, helping others realize their dream of business ownership, wouldn’t be possible without the determined and passionate risk-taking entrepreneurs who come to us for assistance.
Hence, as my final “Business Tips” article, all I can say to those entrepreneurs is to keep up the good work. Continue the dedication to your passion and the development of your dream. The challenges and hurdles you will face are as diverse and unique as the variety of businesses out there.
The goal of business ownership is a worthy one. Business owners provide value, color, convenience, assistance, advancement and joy to all of our lives. By choosing to start your own business, you choose to pave your own path. And that is not an easy undertaking.
Although my time here seems brief, it was meaningful. I am thankful for the businesses that have allowed me into their lives to provide assistance, the many wonderful partners I have worked alongside, and the brilliant SBDC staff I have had the honor to work. Although I may be leaving, I know I will be leaving behind a thriving business community in San Angelo and many wonderful people who are committed to the mission of assisting small business owners.
Finally, I am thankful for the opportunity I have had to offer my service to the business community. I wish each of you the best of luck with your business venture for many years to come.
“Business Tips” was written by Jessica Lambert, Business Development Specialist and Certified Business Adviser I, and Certified Training Coordinator of Angelo State University’s Small Business Development Center.