Lessons from the youth
The best business owner I know is a 20-year-old college student named Parker. He’s a full-time college student and runs a lawn service on the side. He employs a few helpers and they provide excellent service.
At Christmastime, we sent Parker $50, intended only for him. He acknowledged the small gift and said, “Thanks a lot. I’ll share this with my crew.” A college student sharing a $50 gift with his work crew? Wow.
I suppose there are many small-business owners out there who share profits with employees. But Parker’s small act garnered both customer and employee loyalty — business attributes that are hard-earned and easily lost.
So while a clever business owner would pocket the cash, the best business owners invest in and show appreciation for their workers.
Funny what you can learn from a 20-year-old college kid.