May 17, 2011

National Small Business Week

By Leesa Ostrander

It is National Small Business Week this week May 16-20, 2011. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), states more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business and account for 60 to 80 percent of new jobs in the country.

The business of writing not only accounts for writers as business owners, it covers the other individuals along the way that have a part in sharing the business transactions.

There are many wonderful movies, plays and other entertainment that come from one writer, one writer that chose to make a business decision.

Lastly, readers benefit from the business, by having options of what to buy, styles of writing to choose from and conversation topics.

With this, I say we celebrate National Small Business Week and contribute to helping our economy. By writing, paying an editor, submitting to contests, agents, newsprint, blog sites and other media we are helping to employ someone.


  1. I work for a small business in the writing field so I have double duty to honor this.

  2. The successful, published authors who I know, treat their writing as the business that it is. They set aside a specific amount of time and energy for their work, just like any other successful business person who shows up to work everyday and puts their best effort into it. Hooray for small businesses! Let's work!

  3. I always wanted to write and I always wanted to be a small business owner. I like the idea that I am starting a business as I am improving my writing; and now I know if I succeed at writing I will have made both dreams.


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