Do you ever think about the person behind your favourite business? It's hard to imagine when its a huge multi-national corporation, but much more interesting when you are thinking about small business owners.
I have a thing for small businesses. I love them. I love being able to connect with the staff and owners directly. I love knowing that when I support them, I'm supporting my community. And I also really like finding out about what their business is really about; why did they start it, what makes them special.
An opportunity arose with one of the networking groups I belong to as a Pink Partner, Entrepreneur Mom Now. We have a local Calgary chapter (and if you have a business I suggest you check it out as its a wealth of information and support). They were looking for videos detailing who we were and our inspirations, positive strengths and lessons learned. Dana from Digital ShoeBox Media Services helped me out with the making of my video (she's amazing). I shared it through Social Media, but as I thought more about it, I really wanted to share with you for the same reasons I read the About Page on every retail store's website. I want to know the person behind it and I think others do as well.
I have an additional comment; another reason that I love owning my own business is I can give myself whatever title I like.
I'm curious, what about the small businesses that you shop with, what do you want to know? I'd love it if you could leave your thoughts in the comment section :)