Have you heard of the saying “tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are”?   This goes for small business owners too.  Being associated with successful companies implies that you too have been successful in order to be a viable part of that circle.  So I ask you…..are you in the right circles?

As a small business owners, it usually helps to be part of a networking group or larger organization such as the local Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Elks Club, Lions Club, LeTip International, etc.  Otherwise, you can also be part of large umbrella organization to provide the same products and services as you do but on a larger scale.  Do you volunteer for any organizations and are they reputable?  Even the partners and friends you choose are a reflection on you and your business.