Read Bret Tubergen’s summer series “Too Many Hats” about the many traps small business owners sometimes fall into, and how to get themselves back out!
“In most instances, we find that small business owners really enjoy the technical aspects of their job. They are passionate about “Doing the Work” – getting their hands dirty. Many also like the thrill of the hunt – “Getting the Work.” Consequently, these are the areas where most small business owners tend to focus their time and energy. A majority of small business owners I encounter dislike tracking the work – the financial management part of the operation. In fact, I would venture a guess that if you were to talk to ten entrepreneurs, eight (if not nine) out of the ten would tell you office work is the part of the business they enjoy least. As a result, many tend to avoid doing it. We find this typically trips them up and stifles their growth.”