“We are the average of the five people we spend the most time with”- Jim Rohn, motivational speaker.
I encourage you spend time with people who push you forward in business and also share your values for healthy, balanced living. The people you spend time with reflect the person that you are.
There are lots of definitions of a small business. The one I use is any business the brings in less than 10 million/year is a small business.
In my business coaching practice, I find that team issues are one of the greatest challenges for entrepreneurs. Together, my clients and I create a framework for their teams (however small) to work towards, which often includes:
- Create written job descriptions for every team member and share a basic version across the team. (This is often absent in small businesses)
- Clarify who is accountable for what and what the lines of authority are. (It’s frustrating for an employee not to know who is in charge of what or where to go for certain problems)
- Create a “communication system” for the business. Team members need to know who to talk to, for what, when to talk to them, and how to talk to them (email? Live? Phone?)
If you start here, you will be on your way to a more efficient, happier, and more productive team (and a happier, less frustrated YOU as well!)