“Where are my fellow small business owners?! While I run a service based business as a social media manager & as a blogger, something I think about regularly is paid sick leave. I don’t have it built into my contracts for myself because I don’t really take time off & just work through being mildly sick, but I know it’s a must have and I need to reevaluate for the future. It is something I will offer future employees though. What’s scary is how many Virginian employees don’t have paid sick leave at their companies, and let’s be real- that really is a necessity these days. Do you have paid sick leave? Is it something you’ve been able to utilize in the last year?”