Risk and the dogsbody

“Chief, cook and bottle washer. Risk taker, dogsbody, that’s me, Charlie …”

That’s just the way it goes when you are working as a sole trader Ben, we start and go forward with ‘the plan,’ right?

Look at it this way …

Every big business started as a smaller business. There is always a time when the small business discovers that they’re unable to move forward or expand without help of some kind, whether it’s finance, diversity, sales or people.

Risks are sometimes required, Ben.

“I’m not sure I like that idea much Charlie …”

Ben, you’ve come this far. You’re already a risk-taker, you’ve gone out of your way to help others, ask your customers to trust you.

The Chief Exec has the vision for the business, the Managing Director ensures the resources are in place within the organisation to head toward that vision. The clever people in #marketing set out the plan going forward with adjustments along the way and the smart guys in accounts, at the end of each quarter, tell us whether we’re on track.

Be the Chief Exec, the vision you have for your business Ben. If you have something the market wants then think how you can provide this in a manageable way through delegation, use your leverage.

Don’t forget, you have your trusted network now Ben. So how about passing a few leads out there? Ask for help. People like to help others. At the very least being transparent leads to collaboration that may bring referral and that just may work out to be a great partnership.

If you don’t ask you don’t get Ben …

Take risks, “if you are successful you’ve won. If they fail, at least you have experience.”

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