18 Nov Not realising you are the problem
Problems and mistakes in business can be put down to all sorts of root causes and reasons. A shrinking market, withdrawal of financial backing, underperforming staff, unreliable suppliers, business partners going under are all typical examples. But generally speaking there is a common denominator which is evident in every business problem or failure and which can be pinpointed as one particular cause. And that problem is the business owner himself or herself, and usually where they are either reluctant to admit it, or they are oblivious to it being the case. If you are the problem in your business – and it certainly will be you some of the time – then learn how and when to get out of the way and get someone else to help when you need it. Avoid doing this at your peril.