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Doing Business for the Love of it

Especially today when people poke fun at business owners who want to re-open the economy as fast as possible, believing such people are greedy and only want money, business owners are frowned upon. It’s quite sad, because people who’ve been employed all their lives and never experienced what it’s like to build a business from the grassroots can’t seem to understand that many business owners just want to get back to work because they love what they do and miss it.

At Tender Tree Care Thunder Bay, we’ve had the benefit of being able to stay open all this time, providing Ontario locals with the tree services they need, but others haven’t been so fortunate. We’ve heard stories from Calgary to Toronto about small businesses going bankrupt and it’s all because they were forced to remain closed and denied what they love doing for a living. We’re lucky, but others aren’t. All this is unfortunate not because anything to do with losing money but because people are being told they can’t do what they’re passionate about. If I was told I was not allowed to practice tree service in Thunder Bay I might grow crazy. I’d probably have to live in the woods just to be around trees, because I can’t imagine a week of not touching a tree let a lone several months.

A friend of the family who works doing appliance repair Calgary services fears that his employers will be retiring, and he only does what he does for the love of it. I feel for him because it’s not like appliance repair is an industry that’s going to disappear. People will always need their home appliances fixed, so it’s unfortunate that this has to happen. But I hope it doesn’t.

My heart goes out to everyone out there who just wants to do what they love. It might be hard for people to understand, but many business owners out there aren’t doing it for the money. For many, money is just a side effect of doing what they love. For example, a tree surgeon in Ontario might simply love putting his expertise to use to help people in their local area, like we do, and for someone to call them greedy for owning a business is low-minded in my opinion. Services are supposed to help people and if businesses are not there to provide them then we’re all in for a bad time.

Canadians should be grateful that we have so many small businesses that are eager to work. Without them, there’s not telling what would happen here. I for one am grateful to have services like ours in Thunder Bay even if it’s me that has to do them. Many of our clients can vouch for the same.

This is my spiel for the day. I’m sure many of you readers will either agree or disagree, but my point was made. I’d love to see people to be able to do what they love, and I don’t mind waiting to see that happen, but it better happen sooner than later because it’s not fair to small business owners to be labeled as greedy when they’re simply trying to help their local communities out of love.

With all that out of the way, I hope you have a good day!