AngelBiz commented on the following stories on BizSugar
I think #2 is a great concern for many business owners. Every now and then you come across reports where an employee intentionally or not posts something on social media that can damage company's reputation. You have to have guidelines in place and monitor them carefully to avoid getting in this type of situation."
I think #3 Getting the Family support is very important before jumping into any decision. Buying a franchise may be one of the biggest decision of your life. It will require lot of hard work and sacrifices from everyone in the family. If you do not have their support your success will be limited."
Right mentor can make a HUGE difference in the success of your business. If I can add one more suggestion - after you find a mentor make sure you take the initiative to seek his help. Come up with the timetable for meetings, put together the agenda, ask right questions and seek advice. The mentors are usually busy and your job should be to make it easy for them to give you advice."
I can understand why business owners would be reluctant to outsource some of these tasks, but they need to realize that it requires significant amount of knowledge and time to do it themselves. Yes there are some bad agencies out there and they can hurt you but that should not discount the work of everyone else. The key to success for many small business owners is to outsource non-strategic pieces of the business. "