Your Business is (not) Unique

Almost every business owner feels their business is unique and different from every other business that may be even similar to their business.  Businesses are as unique as people.  After all, people are what creates a business.  Every person is unique in many ways, aside from race, gender, age and other things beyond our control.  Our political views, attitudes, creativity, motivations and many other variables define who we are as people.  But in order to function, people have to have all the same common elements–a food, water, brain, heart, lungs, and other major organs.  Without those essentials, humans die.

Businesses are very similar because they all must have certain things to operate–an accounting system, product or service to offer, operational procedures, and more.  At the end of the day, every business has one thing in common–a balance sheet that displays profits and losses.  So yes, your business might be unique in many ways as to how you choose to operate it, but it also has to have those core requirements or it will die just like a human will die without those essentials I mentioned earlier.

Just as a person can choose other aspects that dictate how they live their life, a business owner can make choices that affect their business and how successful it is (or isn’t).  Finding solutions such as software or hardware for a business can be a daunting task and intimidating for the business owner because if your business is selling retail goods, you may not know enough about how technology and operations should mesh to select the best solution.