Know when to ask for help
One of the most exciting moments for small business owners (and there are a good few to choose from!) is when you realise that you’ve turned a profit for the first time. It probably wasn’t easy, and it’s likely taken a lot of knocks to get there, but you’ve done it!
A So why not sit back and relax and hope that your business ticks along year after year?
Well, that’s certainly one option, albeit a slightly risky one. Competitors will pop up all the time; you may have a good run but sooner or later, someone will come along with those niggly little improvements that will knock you out of the running.
A So be proactive, and act instead of reacting. Once you’ve turned a profit, congratulate yourself, crack open a bottle of bubbly, enjoy the celebrations . . . and then turn towards refining your business.
A The best businesses are those that constantly assess their customers’ needs and adapt to meet clients’ demands. The ones that take leaps forward, perhaps before they think they’re ready to.
And it needn’t be difficult – there’s plenty of help and advice available out there! It’s the kind of work we love doing ‘“ helping people move with ease to the next phase of their business. We see so many small business owners get into difficulties because they don’t ask for help in time, or even at all; a simple piece of advice at the right time could have helped them ease smoothly into their transition. Sometimes, even simply outsourcing a part of work you find difficult can free your mind up exponentially.
A So, the takeaway? If you’re ready to switch things up a bit in your business, avoid the stress of a DIY job and put delegation and outsourcing into practice. Get in touch with people who’ll challenge and advise you in the right ways.