[tweetmeme source=”LessonsInBiz” only_single=false] You can ask any small business owner and they would all tell you that passion and determination are key to being successful. The world may be fraught with disasters and political and economic downturns but the one thing that small business owners should have is a good helmet for protection.

In a very insightful article from The Frugal Entrepreneur I’ve read recently about the Japan disaster, it strikes me that yes, there are no guarantees in anything that we do but that should not impede us from recovering from it.

Japan is slowly rebuilding their felled country and what is inspiring is that no matter the extent of devastation, they are still plowing on, trying to slowly but surely get back to their feet. In my opinion, it should be the same with businesses everywhere. We are all getting hit by different problems and disasters in our entrepreneurial quest to be the best in the industry. The call to be resilient is resounding and it is something that we, business owners should heed to get ahead.