“It’s better to be a pirate than to join the Navy” – Steve Jobs

Small business owners are pirates and rebels. We don’t accept the status quo and we set out on our own paths. This doesn’t necessarily mean we’re lawbreakers but we are troublemakers.

Without a little disruption, we wouldn’t have the internet, smart phones, or even the United States of America.

This country wasn’t built for big business but rather a community of people sticking it to The Man working together to actualize their ideas.

That’s why we are recognizing Talk Like a Pirate Day… just another excuse to celebrate small business owners with big dreams and the wind in their sails.

Ahoy, me Hearties!  Would ye like t’learn how t’talk like a pirate?

All hand hoay! – All hands on deck

Batten down the hatches! – Put everything away on the ship and tie everything down because a storm is brewing… that’s a metaphor and as a small business owner, I think you know what it means 😉

Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! – Pull up the anchor and the sail and let’s get going!

Walk the plank! – Punishment for bad email marketing. The consequence is a visit to Davy Jones’ Locker!

Davy Jones’ Locker – Where your business could go when things make a turn for the worse

Scallywag – Your competitor

Hornswaggle – What your competitors do