Regardless of how much or how little business knowledge you have, you are a businesswoman, or businessman. Yes, you! Please acknowledge this, it’s very important. Even if you don’t have a position or title in anyone’s company, as long as you’re alive you will always be a player in the business of being alive.
EVERY TIME you buy something, you are conducting an actual business transaction. The store is not doing you a favor by accepting your money in exchange for their goods or services, and vice versa, you are not doing the store a favor by giving them your money in exchange for their goods or services.
I know this may sound obvious to some people, but sometimes it’s the obvious that’s most overlooked.
You are a businessperson. Take it in. Accept it. Use it.