The Difference Between Large and Small Businesses

Feb 24, 2011

Small and large business dynamics differ greatly, and as businesses grow, or employees move to new working environments, it is important to understand the key differences that exist. From customer interaction, to authority derived from titles, Small Business Newz explores the differences that exist and the subsequent advantages small businesses have over large businesses.

After a business becomes a corporation, it has to take a different approach. Some people thrive in this new scenario, and others do not. So, what makes corporations so different?

First of all, some large businesses have the mentality that employees can simply show up to work. Although most corporations wouldn't let it slide if they knew it was happening, people do abuse the system. However, in a small business setting, this type of behavior would be very noticeable and could not be tolerated.

Another difference between large and small businesses lies in titles. While a title or rank of an employee gives a certain level of power and prestige in both environments, the roles are very different. For instance, a business owner in a small business is responsible for all the actions that the business takes; whereas, the owner of a corporation has the ability to delegate many of his duties since he would have a much larger number of employees.

Thirdly, large businesses often have meetings and processes for handling important matters. Small businesses, on the other hand, do not usually have time for either of these practices and find that it is more effective to simply address problems quickly and independently. This quick response is one reason why some consumers prefer smaller companies to larger ones.

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