Last orders in your small business

None of us likes being told what to do. Sometimes we do need to listen to our business friends if we are in trouble or some of our systems are just out of control.

I remember as an employee being told to do things which were clearly ridiculous and which did not make good business sense. I just had to do them. That is why I know it rankles to be given instructions.

Just the same, a little bid of advice comes in handy if we get it at the right time. One of the worst mistakes we can make is to get embroiled in the administration, forget to run our business and not use our special skills that our clients and customers expect.

There is nothing to be ashamed of in asking for help to do the boring things which are not part of our business and are just distractions. Those things might be bookkeeping, filing, even taking customers’ orders, especially if they interrupt the real work our business does. We can get people to help with all those difficult issues so that they don’t get in the way and we can stick to what we are good at.

Of course our helpers will have to be paid, but we will be making a lot more money.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. A lifeline at the right time can put us on the road to great success.

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