Why Do You Run Your Business?

I recently read an article on Medium about a man who was working so hard in his business and getting burnt out. Then he had the chance encounter to get on a call with Seth Godin, and Seth asked him a few questions, but the best advice he received was:

“Don’t build a business because you want freedom. Build a business because you want to run a business.

This totally resonates with me. I speak with business owners all the time and we chat about “their why” and often they say, they want the flexibility, the freedom, to be available to their small children….but not often because they wanted to run a business.

Read the full article here.

Scale up in 7 steps

Is this you?

Your business is starting to grow, you are working all of the time in your business, you are super busy, you know you need the right team in place but you don’t know all the steps to take to scale your business.

Nick Patel says, a true scalable business can adapt to a larger workload without compromising performance or losing revenue.

However, without certain systems in place your startup may have some issues trying to scale.

Nick Patel defines these 7 steps to get your business ready to scale and I couldn’t agree more.

  1. Get the basics down
  2. Automate Everything
  3. Boost Marketing
  4. Outsource non-essentials
  5. Keep an eye on social media
  6. Excuse yourself
  7. Hire the right people (and only the right people)

Read the full article here.

Photo by Alesia Kazantceva