The Fourth of July holiday is now behind us.  What do we know about our history?  In June 1776 representatives from our thirteen original United States’ colonies mulled over the notion of declaring their independence from the mother ship Great Britain. On July second 1776 the Continental Congress voted in favor of declaring their independence from Britain.  On July fourth 1776 the Continental Congress approved the official document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.  Every year since 1776 the United States celebrates with parades, fireworks, and gatherings to remember our freedom – this is our country, with all the freedoms spelled out in the Bill of Rights and the rest of the United States Constitution.

The United States is uniquely positioned as a country which allows us as its citizens to speak – our freedom of speech.  This freedom has a very broad but critical reach in our communities.  We are able to vote for whomever we feel best represents our view, we are able to peacefully protest a position we may not agree with.  I view the establishment of every new start-up as an expression of the owner’s passion and their desire to spread their  passion in the venue of commerce.

So what? So why a blog post on the freedom of starting a business?  Without the freedom of commerce, being able to enjoy improve the conditions under which they live is vital for the world economy.  Our founders rebelled due to the fact that the colonies were being taxed without representation in Britain – no say as to what their taxes did – and worse, being barred from trading with any other country than Britain. “Taxation without representation.”  Remember that phrase from grade school? In many third world countries that is the current state, citizens are vulnerable to oppression especially to their own governments.

The openness of the United States has led the way in world trade and created jobs not only locally in our started, but globally as our trade and services agreements stretch across the seas into other continents. Our leaders in the United States have [for the most part] always valued what the fore fathers visioned, agreeing that the biggest impact comes from free trade and free markets at home and abroad.

I have my vision for my company FinanSynergy. My vision is to support all the small businesses around me who are also striving to make a difference in the community. Today’s economic environment is different – digital – competitive. We all need to focus on our strengths. My vision is to use my strength of financial management and long-range planning for businesses to grow the business around me.  I want to see the statistics stating that less than 50% of small businesses last past their fourth year change – I want to make an impact. I don’t want to be part of that statistic.  I WILL SUCCEED. I will help my clients succeed. Together we will have an impact on our community (Des Moines, IA metro area) and on the economy of the United States of America.

Remember for every one dollar spent locally, three dollars goes back into the local economy. Buy Local. Support your small business.