Date: 04/03/2015 | By: Liz Painter

 

When you first go into business for yourself, you have a vision.  Maybe you have a passion or talent for something and you want to share it.  Maybe you’ve seen an opportunity that’s too good to pass up or a product that you believe in.

A few months or years down the road and reality sets in.  Running a business is hard work and there are lots of different balls for you to try to keep in the air.  You end up feeling like there’ll never be enough hours in the day.  How can you possibly keep up with everything you should be doing to help your business grow?

The secret that no one tells you is that YOU can’t possibly keep up with it all on your own.  Even if you happened to be a business expert with a degree in marketing, an accountancy qualification and a full understanding of employment law, you simply wouldn’t have time to do it all.

Hopefully you’ve already realised this to some extent.  Most businesses buy in services from outside.  You almost certainly have an accountant, and maybe you paid someone to design your website for you?  But what have you done about making plans to grow your business?  Is your business achieving the success you dreamed of?

Lots of business owners think they already know how to grow their business.  They’ve read all the right books, from The E Myth to Think and Grow Rich, and they know it all.  They might not be implementing it, but they know what they should be doing so it seems counterintuitive to get help from outside.

But what if a lack of guidance is holding your business back?  What if someone could sit down with you and come up with a plan?  What if you knew exactly what you had to do tomorrow, to get you to where you want to be in a year’s time?

The secret to running a successful business is understanding your own limitations and bringing in the extra help that you need.  If you work with a business growth expert, you’ll get the benefit of their knowledge and experience as well as completely impartial advice.  Sometimes someone who has no connection with your business is best placed to see what needs to change.

The first step on the road to working with an expert is to spend five to ten minutes answering the questions on our BizSmart Checker.  We’ll help you to discover your business strengths and weaknesses, so you can figure out where you might need some help and guidance.  Invest five minutes now and put your business on the road to success.  Click here to start using the BizSmart Checker now.