Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Stress Of Being A Small Business Owner

Business owners, especially small business owners, are notorious for over-working even though they know they can do better if they relax.

Starting a small business is often like being hired for several full-time jobs simultaneously.

As the owner, you are the marketer, HR specialist, Sales person, accountant, and so on and so forth...

At the initial stages this might be inevitable, especially as funds are often times limited. But in order to grow your small business, a key skill is essential .... to be able to delegate.

It is not easy to learn how to delegate. As an entrepreneur, it is hard for you to accept that someone else can actually do some of your tasks just as good asyouI can.

The key for success though lies in finding and trusting people who can actually do things better than you.

Once you develop this skill, and are fortunate enough to build a growing team of wonderful people with so many diverse talents, you'll be able to spend more time with your family and friends, travel, turn off the phone (!), enjoy nature, great food, and the company of your spouse or significant other.

Now maybe this sounds too simple .... but you get the point.

Feel free to share as replies how you relieve the stress of your Small Business.