Hey everyone, Jade here from EAS. Today, I wanted to talk about something that really strikes a chord with me. We often hear the saying that a true friend is someone who’s there for you in thick and thin, and I truly believe that extends to supporting local businesses as well.
A true friend doesn’t just visit your establishment looking for a discount or special treatment. Instead, they come in, embrace the value of your products or services, and pay the fair price. It’s a genuine show of support that says, “I believe in what you’re doing, and I’m here to contribute to your success.”
I’ve had the pleasure of working with so many incredible entrepreneurs, and it’s always disheartening to see friends or acquaintances expecting a discount, or worse, trying to get things for free. The reality is, a business needs steady income to grow and provide quality offerings. Leeching off discounts might seem harmless, but it’s a disservice to the hard work and passion poured into that business.
So, let’s redefine what it means to be a true friend in business. Let’s be the kind of friends who show up, appreciate the value, and contribute to local growth. Let’s be allies who uplift each other, invest in success, and celebrate each milestone together.
Remember, real friends don’t help you accumulate debt in the name of friendship. They contribute positively, genuinely believing in your journey. Let’s build a community where support and friendship go hand in hand, strengthening the bonds that make our local businesses thrive.
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