The chances are that if you are a Director or a Shareholder of a Company, big or small, you may be answering yes to these questions now or at some point in the future.
I feel confident enough to say that this is true in almost 80% of cases at some point of a business lifecycle. Why do I feel confident it so high, well I’ll tell you… Running a business can be at times a very lonely experience.
Often you are at the top of the decision making process and there is no one for your to turn to. You are juggling the roles of Shareholder, Managing Director, sales, production and accounts.
You probably wrote a business plan when you first started but you can barely remember what was in it never mind where you filed it.
The fact is as business owners we get bogged down by the business itself , the day to day of it all.
As a business adviser working with many client’s large and small one of the first I work on is getting the owners to step back and look in at their business. “Don’t work in the business work on the business”
If you are feeling stressed about your business or annoyed that you haven’t fulfilled your business potential I strongly encourage you to read this book… In fact if you are a business owner and only every read one book on business it needs to be this one. E-myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It