Any man or woman who goes into business for him or herself today needs, always, to be commended.
Look, successful (mostly) men and women had been doing this for numerous years. But by comparison to the rest of the population, they could have been few and far in-between. For well over a hundred years, (mostly) men and women took the (perceived) safer option of applying for regular (secure) employment.
They believed that they would always be guaranteed with a regular income and a future savings pension account. But in the last twenty years or so, how things have changed dramatically. Companies have been forced to downsize alongside the specter of numerous foreclosures. This is particularly pertinent when viewed against the (still) recent global financial crisis which, ironically emanated on home soil.
Those who lived long enough thus far may have had hideous reminiscences of the Great Depression. And today (at the time of writing) there is analytical talk among some that another one could be on the way. Even so, it is compelling to see the sense of urgency among so many men and women today, now that they have lost their jobs. So many are going into business for themselves. And this is being encouraged from the highest levels.
It is no mean feat to run one of the most challenging operations still to this day. Fortunately, gas or fuel station owners have all the support they need. It is akin to receiving entrepreneurial support from a franchise business network. Alongside of fuel station construction right from scratch, men and women are being given professional guidance on how to keep a clean set of books. They are also being taught the arts of running a retail oriented and customer centric business.