Quote by Steven Jobs for Independent Locally-Owned Business Owners in the SF Bay Area

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.

We admire all the indie entrepreneurs who choose to live their own life despite the hardships of running an independent locally-owned business. Many people have been forced to create their own job by starting a new business out of necessity. Steve Jobs said this wonderful quote that I think is appropriate to all the indie local business owners in the SF Bay Area.

We are witnessing how difficult it is to raise the Federal minimum wage, and how the biggest culprits of low wage jobs are investing in automation to reduce the need of labor. This leads to fewer jobs available at the biggest companies with the highest potential to hire. So hopefully more will be inspired to start living their own lives and provide jobs that won’t suck the life out of employees.

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Congratulations Stephanie of Steffz Trends

Congratulations Stephanie of Steffz Trends

One of Shift Local’s favorite local business owner, Stephanie of Steffz Trends in Alameda, won the Independent We Stand’s “Indie Pride Contest.” Congratulations Stephanie!

Also check out other SF Bay Area local business owners who joined the contest:  Warren of Action Litho in Hayward, Derrick of Derrick Dobbs Photography in Hayward, Daniel of Croll’s Pizza in Alameda and the guys of On Time Signs in Hayward.

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