The other day someone posted a photo on Instagram with a question, ‘Why is it that you get more support from a stranger than a friend?’ The question made me scroll back up to her post and think about what she meant. It reminded me of all the conversations that I’ve had with my friends about being an entrepreneur.
Being an entrepreneur can be a hustle and at times you need the encouragement and support from your friends. Yet, sometimes, although they know that you have a business or businesses… they don’t ask how your business is going; never visit your business; won’t share a flyer; or even congratulate you on your success. It doesn’t mean that an entrepreneur like myself needs your validation, it just means that your support in any form is a positive gesture of friendship.
Nowadays with social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, people pretty much know what’s going on in your life; believe me. I was recently at an event and saw a high school friend. Out of nowhere she asked how my business was going. It caught me off guard because we really never had a personal conversation about my family and work, but it also made my day that she was interested. It means a lot to have the support of family and especially your close friends when you are hustling and grinding to bring your dream to life!
Below are a few simple ways to begin offering support to the entrepreneur in your life.
1. Send a friendly text or make a phone call asking them how can you support them in their entrepreneurial venture.
2. Visit their business if it is a brick and mortar and make a purchase or attend one of their events.
3. Connect with them on social media by sharing a flyer, liking a post, and following them on their respective channels.
4. Recommend their business to someone who could benefit from their type of product or service.
These few ways may not seem like much, but they are definitely simple ways to make their day! Tweet us @BoriquaChicks with your thoughts with the hashtag #EntrepreneurTalk.
P.S. And then when you become successful…you gotta listen to this throwback TLC classic. LOL! ijs
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