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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. "
I think #2 and #6 are really important. I have not found a single entrepreneur who is not self motivated. Also, don't fool yourself into thinking that your lifestyle will not change as a result of this. Not only you, but your friends and family members need to be willing to make necessary sacrifices."
Storytelling is one way small business owners can compete effectively with larger businesses. Each small business owner has a personal story to tell which their customers can relate to. There is a real person behind the business which is not the case for large corporations. Some of the businesses that have done good job of storytelling are Trader Joe and Chipotle."
I couldn't agree more. Anyone who is willing to venture out and do homework will be able to overcome the challenges and constraints in terms of time, financing, knowledge. All you need is the right mindset and mentor to guide you through this journey."
I think #2 really sums it up well. Hiring a candidate that has the right personality and fits your company culture will ensure that he will want to stay with your company for long-term and work well with others. My personal motto is - Hire job applicants for attitude, train for skills. "
Couldn't agree more with your points. This seems counter-intuitive to many but research has proven time and again that multi-tasking will decrease your focus and in turn productivity. You have laid out some great alternatives to achieve the benefits people aim to get from multi-tasking. "
Great post Joe. I would say cloud, mobile and data analytics are the most important trends every small business owners need to be aware of and take advantage of. There is sea change happening in terms of cost efficiency, customer buying behavior and ability of small business owners to learn about their customers as a result of these trends. Anyone who is not positioned to take advantage of them stands to lose."