7 GIFs That Totally Capture the Magic of Small Business

Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood

Editor-in-Chief at Fundera
Meredith Wood is the editor-in-chief at Fundera. She has specialized in financial advice for small business owners for almost a decade, and is sought out frequently for her expertise in small business lending. Meredith’s advice has appeared in the SBA, SCORE, Yahoo!, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, American Banker, Small Business Trends, and more.
Meredith Wood

You leapt out of your comfort zone and chased a dream. You made a successful business from scratch. You looked at what was missing in your community and filled a need. You did something that less than a quarter of Americans do: start and maintain a small business. And while you might think it’s all in a day’s work, we think that’s pretty magical.

How magical, exactly? Well . . .

1. That’s as magical as this unicorn.

Got this one here.

2. What’s that? Small businesses provide over half of all jobs in the U.S.? Magical.

Got this one here.

3. Over a third are lady-owned? Totally magical.

Got this one here.

4. Ditching your 9-to-5? Wow. That’s magical.

Got this one here.

5. Surviving your first two years in business, when a third of small businesses fail? Pretty darn magical.

Got this one here.

6. Surviving your first five years in business? That’s seriously magical.

Got this one here.

7. Making personal sacrifices in pursuit of something great? The most magical of all.

Got this one here.

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Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood

Editor-in-Chief at Fundera
Meredith Wood is the editor-in-chief at Fundera. She has specialized in financial advice for small business owners for almost a decade, and is sought out frequently for her expertise in small business lending. Meredith’s advice has appeared in the SBA, SCORE, Yahoo!, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, American Banker, Small Business Trends, and more.
Meredith Wood

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