Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Build Your Business

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." -Helen Keller

Building a business is not the same as working in your business. Most entrepreneurs are skillful at creating the products their businesses sell or the services they provide. However, true entrepreneurship should eventually evolve into the entrepreneur doing less work in the firm and more work on the firm. Once you get overloaded with wearing too many hats, it is time (actually past time) to bring in capable people who can take the extra weight off of your shoulders. The entrepreneur should come to a place where they are casting vision, building relationships (i.e. gaining new business), and handling only the most escalated of issues. Of course, this is not law. Many entrepreneurs only seek to create a job for themselves so they don't have to answer to a boss, which is a completely legitimate aim. To each his/her own. Yet expansion requires for us to eventually delegate the responsibility to other stars on the rise.

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