Archive for June, 2008

Growing Pains

Written by Marc on June 18th, 2008 with 1 comment

I am very thankful that my business has been growing by leaps and bounds lately.  In fact, it is nice that I have as much work as I want to do heading into the slow summer season.  But the one challenge that I have been facing is the fact that I am having to learn how to manage a larger business.

Take for example the fact that I have two people working for me.  Now, that might not seem too hard to manage, but it is the first time that I have ever had employees ever.  What makes it even more challenging is that they don’t live in the same city as me at all – in fact, they …

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Don’t Duplicate Yourself

Written by Marc on June 3rd, 2008 with no comments

Re-read the title.  Got it?

Alright.  One of the biggest mistakes that you can make in business is to duplicate yourself.

What I mean by this is that if you removed yourself from your business would it be able to exist on its’ own?  Well it shouldn’t.

Sure, the day to day operations should be able to work without you at the helm, but it should not be able to completely function on its’ own.  Sure, having your business work without you would be nice, but there is one big problem with that:

You risk losing everything.

That’s right, your sales, profits, and even the edge that your business currently has.  If there is another company out there that offers …

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