Socrates said “The unexamined life is not worth living.” When it comes to business, an unexamined business may be worth owning, but a little introspection can sure make it worth more. Here are a few questions to consider to grow your business. Comments are welcome.
What would you do to grow your business if you had an extra day in your week?
How can you delegate or outsource to add that extra day or could someone else accomplish that task?
What new doors could the right new employee open for your company?
Have you become satisfied with “good enough” in any area – vendors, team members, recruiting, partners and investors, even customers?
Conversely, do you fail to pause even a moment to reward good results from others and yourself?
Are you spending more time chasing the long tail than operating your core business?
Are you trying to please all the people all of the time and ending up pleasing very few?
If there was one single, small change you could implement immediately that would contribute marginally to your success, what would it be? Ask this one again tomorrow, lather, rinse, repeat.
What is one time waster in your business that costs more than it returns? What would be the consequence if you simply stopped doing it? Charged (more) for it? Outsourced it? Referred it to another professional or business?