Small vs. Big Business
Every business has their strengths and weaknesses, regardless of their size.
Here is a quick (and hopefully honest) comparison of the differences between small and big businesses.
|Category||Small Business||Big Business|
|Attitude||With a small business you aren't just a number. A small business often values every customer.||For most big businesses, losing one customer is meaningless. You often find that out as soon as you have a real problem.|
|Flexibility||A small business can often work with your specific needs. It isn't a one-size-fits-all situation.||Big businesses often have set packages and standard procedures. Whoever you talk to has to "go by the book."|
|Values||Small businesses are often very open about their values and who they support. You know where your money is going.||It can be hard to know what a big business supports. The money you pay them could be supporting causes you disagree with.|
|Disasters||When a disaster happens, small businesses can be unprepared.|
|Response||A small business often has limited hours of operation and responses can get slower when they get busy.||A big business sometimes has 24/7 hours and maintains the same responsiveness when they get busy.|