The Week Ender: Waiting for small business success?

What is business success? I guess it can be different things to different people, for some it may be the big pay day when they sell the business. For others it may be getting your business to tick over, generate a good income and still have time for your family. Have you asked yourself what business success means for you? It is a question worth asking and answering for yourself!

It occurs to me that being successful in business, whatever your precise small business goal may be, means one thing – Leadership! The simple fact however is that leaders will fail more often than others, so failure has to be part of your way to success. The sooner you accept this, the sooner you will get there.

        Success Is A Staircase of Failures.

Failure is a prize you need to pay for being successful, a leader will know that. If you look at what leaders do, you will understand that failure is an essential part of the course and not such a big problem as society at large will have you believe. The reason for this is quite simply the fact that any problem, in this case being successful, has not a single simple answer. Different strategies will have to be tested and some will not work. This is where you see the difference between a gambler and a leader, or risk-taker.

If you are running a small business, home business or any other micro business, you are probably already successful. Because, here is the thing, it is not the big pay day that is your success, but what gets you to your big pay day is success.

Being a successful small business owner requires commitment, passion and risk-taking, or as some would call it a pioneering spirit. So, don’t complain if the stepping stones to success bruise your feet. Have a great weekend. ST.

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