Small businesses define themselves by what they sell. Ask, and they will tell you.
“We sell truck tires.”
“I have an e-commerce store for my jewelry.”
If a small business buys items to supply their market and sells them (after assembly or not) to other companies, then it is a supply chain business. Not thinking of a B2B oriented business as part of a global industry supply chain is a big mistake. Small businesses in America are big business when taken collectively, with firms comprised of one owner/operator up to 20 workers making up 97 percent of all companies in the United States. Treating a small business like a big business means not only planning for rough times but planning to support growth.
A lot of people tell small business owners to “fake it ’til you make it.” That’s a way to sell yourself short and tick off your customer base. If a small business is open and the payroll is being made then congratulations – you’ve made it! Now stop faking it and start planning to make more of it.