Monday, February 29, 2016
Maintaining a Balance Between Your Business and Personal Life
Running into problems is an issue small business owners constantly deal with. Most of these are very consistent across the board regardless of the type of business that they own. One of the biggest issues is with hiring; trustworthy and hard working staff is something that is difficult to find. A large amount of time being spent at their business is the result for many owners who cannot find the quality of staff that their business demands. A work-life balance that is completely out of whack ends up happening. How to Succeed as a Small Business Owner and Still Have a Life. A book that focuses on restoring this work-life balance for business owners who need it is titled How to Succeed as a Small Business Owner and Still Have a Life. If you cannot enjoy some quality time away from your business then there is no joy in having one that is successful. Your small business isn't meant to eliminate your personal life, but should help to make it more enjoyable than it was before. Bill Collier wrote this book to provide guidelines on how to make sure that your life thrives away from your small business. Being a major tool of your business is essential for your staff if you hope to be able to run it successfully without needing to be there. Developing a business plan with your staff as the center piece is one thing Collier focuses on. Providing values to work by is probably the best way you can make sure your staff is successful. If you instill values in them that they believe in, this will help to guide them even when you can’t be there with them. This is the final goal any small business owner should have. Collier writes 20 chapters that center around goals. He will guide you on setting these goals, planning accordingly to help achieve them, and to execute the plans you come up with. This three step process should provide you with a great base for success. A measurement of success will be taken once you can find out how well your business runs without you needing to be there. After some time you won't be constantly worrying when you are away from it.