Running a small business most likely means you do it all – marketing, business ideas, accounting, and more. Maybe you think no one can do it better than you do. Or perhaps you feel like you started a business because you wanted things your way.
The truth is you may feel like you don’t want or need assistance, but the key to growing your business is asking for help. Often the entrepreneurial mindset includes passion, determination, and optimism. But it might also include the reluctance to ask for help, which could put an end to your business venture.
Whether it’s delegating some tasks, partnering up, or outsourcing or asking for help.
- Doing it alone sucks. There’s no way to do these things without asking for help in other areas of my business. It doesn’t do an entrepreneur any good to hold on to to all the responsibilities – and it’s pretty much impossible. Whether you hire an accountant, salesperson, or administrative assistant, there’s got to be at least one person you can delegate some work to so you don’t get overwhelmed. Outsource to cover for your weaknesses and you’ll have more time to build on your strengths.
- You don’t know it all. Keep the lines of communication open between my business peers, even if our businesses have nothing in common. One associate stays current on technology while another is an expert in social media.
Asking for help with your business doesn’t signify weakness. In fact, asking for help at the right time usually strengthens your business and your entrepreneurial skills.