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Entrepreneur – Treat it Like a Business

 

Entrepreneur, even if your business is small, it’s a business, so run it like a business. Often small business owners forget that they are business owners and have many of the same obligations and responsibilities of larger businesses. This is important to remember when dealing with employees, vendors and customers.

Remember, it’s not the size of the person in the fight that matters, it’s the size of the fight in the person.

Sometimes, small business owners have Napoleon complexes.  “Napoleon complex” is the term typically used to describe a behavior in people of short stature. It is characterized by overly aggressive or domineering social behavior, and carries the implication that such behavior is compensatory for the subject’s stature. This happens with entrepreneurs who think their businesses are somehow less important, less real or less valuable as business entities because they are small businesses. These entrepreneurs think that no matter what, they can never compete with larger companies and therefore they shouldn’t try.

What entrepreneurs who have Napoleon complexes forget or perhaps they never knew is that it is not the size of the business that matters to customers and employees. Employees want to work for companies that respect them, pay them in a timely matter and treat them fairly and equitably in the workplace. Customers want to be treated as if the company from whom they are purchasing products or services appreciate the business. Neither of these items have anything to do with the size of the company.

 

 

This means as an entrepreneur who owns a small business, you have an opportunity to reach customers and provide them with high-quality good service that will encourage loyalty and repeat business. Never disparage the size of your business. Instead, emphasize the features, advantages and benefits your business brings to the marketplace. Then do the work to deliver those features, advantages and benefits to all who come in contact with your business. It is your hard work, smart work  and dedication to solving customer problems and meeting their needs that will help your business grown and survive over the course of time.  Keep in mind that small businesses like yours are the heart and soul of economies all around the world.

 

If you don’t have time to do it correctly now, you do not have time to redo it later.

 

 

It has been said that being an entrepreneur is a lot like juggling ten balls at a time while walking on water and dodging fire. In other words, there is always something to do. Often it seems that there is more to do than there are hours in the day. That often causes entrepreneurs to take shortcuts and look for easy ways out. It is tempting to take shortcuts and do a sloppy partial job, rather than taking the time to do things correctly the  first time around. Do not fall for that temptation. Take the time to do things the right way the first time around. A wise man once asked, “If you don’t have time to do it correctly now, when will you have time to do it again?”

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  • Great post. thank you for sharing. Growing a business is so hard at times.

  • This is such a great post! As an entrepreneur myself, I can definitely relate to this for sure!

  • We are currently growing our business, even though it's currently only 2 employees we are dreaming big and shooting for the stars!
    It's important to make sure to separate work/life time to make sure you don't burn out too.

  • LOL on the Napoleon comment. My mom used to say that about our little dog, and I forgot all about it! :)

  • So much good information in here, and I especially like the advice about not disparaging the size of your own business. Being an entrepreneur is not for the weak of heart!

  • Great insight! I love the quote about doing it right the first time. Its true, I don't have time for a redo! :)

  • That is a great quote at the beginning of this article. I think sometimes with my business I shoot too high which can set myself up for disappointments.

  • Thanks for this, I needed this to head into 2016 with the right mindset.

  • Entrepreneurs have equals measures savvy and spirit. I admire them greatly.

  • Great post Janeane! Your business no matter it's size is still a business. I love what you said about not disparaging your business

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