According to Holiday Insights, today is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day.
Baylor University's Institute for Family Business reports, "It is estimated that family businesses generate about half of the gross domestic product and half of the total wages paid."
Starting a family business can involve a lot of risk. There are numerous people that would like to be self employed and read about the opportunities available without taking action. Recently marketing expert Seth Godin wrote about this challenge:
Studying entrepreneurship without doing it
...is like studying the appreciation of music without listening to it.
So if you are planning a new business, I hope your venture turns out well.
Here are several networking organizations for Christian business owners that you may want to check out: