by Dr Greg Chapman
When the cat's away (you), do the mice (your staff) play? Do things just stop, or at least slow down, when you're not there?
A major obstacle to growth for small business owners is their dependence on the owners themselves.
Many hard-working business owners work long, back-breaking hours servicing clients, sorting orders, and taking care of all the grueling nitty-gritty ‘stuff', with all the stress while their staff work nine to five for with better conditions, and maybe even better pay.
If these owners are able to go away for a vacation, business either crawls to a slow, or they just shut it down over summer like everyone else in their industry does and wear the overheads.
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Dr Greg Chapman is the Director of Empower Business Solutions and is Australia's Leading Advisor on Emerging Businesses and provides Coaching and Consulting advice to Australian Small Business Owners in Marketing & Business Strategies Planning & Systems. He is also the author of The Five Pillars of Guaranteed Business Success and Price: How You Can Charge More Without Losing Sales.
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