National Small Business Week is a time to celebrate local businesses

Small business impact in the Heartland

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - It’s National Small Business Week and organizers said it’s a great time to celebrate all the local service providers like boutiques, shops and restaurants in your town.

A small business owner in Cape Girardeau, Missouri said owning a small business is very rewarding but it’s also very challenging.

James Faught is the owner of WildStory. A business that opened 3 years ago to help other business promote their work through videos. He said being an owner is not always easy.

“As I got older in life I felt being a business owner is something I wanted to,” Faught said. "So, it’s a very busy lifestyle when you own your business there’s no set hours , there’s no 8 to 5″.

Faught chose to be a small business owner is to help others.

“One of my favorite things about being a small business owner is the fact that I can provides a service to someone that makes them smile or improves their business quality,” he said.

Southeast Missouri’s small business director Jakob Pallesen said small businesses helps a city thrive.

“They bring a sense of enjoyment and makes it very enjoyable to live here and without them I think we would all feel the pain of not having those small business around to shop at or pay for their services," he said.

Faught said being a small business owner is just something some people are born to do.

“I think some people are made to be entrepreneurs and some people are made to be small business owners; and I think there are also some people made to be just someone that works for a company and just punches the clock 9 to 5 every week,” he said.

If you are interested in starting or expanding your small business a workshop will be held at the Sikeston Southeast Missouri State University campus on Wednesday , May 15.

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