The dot.com world has inspired the entrepreneur in all of us. Stories like those of Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg inspire us all to put our ideas down in code and get them out there to an adoring public. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. For every Gates there are hundreds or thousands of names you just don’t know who fell by the wayside.
But for the sake of argument, let’s assume you have got your startup beyond startup but not quite to small business status. (There is actually a level of income which is termed small business. We won’t go into it here. The job here is to help not dispirit.)
There you are with your small business and you’re doing quite well. You have cash flow for example. And here’s a business truth, with cash-flow you make different decisions than the ones you would make without it. So, what has happened is you are in new ground. The ideas flow, the basics are the same, but you need to take the next big leap. How do you do it?
One way is to bring in the experts and consider a business assessment.
You know your business better than anyone, but that doesn’t mean you know the best in processes, or in the ways in which technology can help you out. Or how to get better service out of your suppliers or routes to your customers.
Bringing in some experts on the topic will open the way to a new way of looking at things. This is no to advocate change for change’s own sake but rather change for the better, change to make things more successful.
As an entrepreneur, you simply can’t know everything -this way you can fill the gap.