Let's talk about the joy of owning a small business versus reality.



Let's talk about the joy of owning a small business versus reality.

Owning a small business - imagine the wins of providing a service or product and reaping the rewards of your success! All good stuff, right? 

- Often the reality can be somewhat different as being a SBO (small business owner) can be daunting. Especially if you're not honest in accepting what you're good at and what's not your strong suit.

woman with hands on her head looking at a stack of files being dropped on her desk

In my early years, there was a support crew for most roles. Fantastic if you are a big corporate and have the big budget to match ... not ideal or always an option for an SBO.

As a solo businesswoman I've had to cut my teeth through processes and tasks I just didn't like (and still do in some cases). So let me give you some tips: 

Simple solutions if you are new to business, feeling stuck or employing help isn't an option right now. 

1. Put nothing off. Address everything, always. 

2. Be transparent with yourself - there are no prizes for second place and falsehoods. 

3. Find and ask for help; ask your networking buddies, a person who you admire in business or look for local business groups.  

4. Find a like-minded business buddy to keep each other on track. 

5. Review - look at how you're going and don’t be afraid to make small tweaks. There is no need to throw the baby out with the bathwater, but sometimes getting a second opinion can be GOLD. 

6. Support your mindset. Read a good book or listen to an inspirational business person. 

7. Keep a business journal and write in it daily to track your high (and less high) moments. Make good notes to see what has worked and what hasn’t - you'll appreciate these when you look back and review. 

business woman writing in a journal featured in blog written by Bronwyn Sheehan Business Support

We have all been through periods when we could go back to a day job! When I get asked this question, I speak up and say, no!

I love working with business owners to inspire them and clear away the clutter for success. 

Check these out: Bearing in mind it's not a one-fit solution for all. Do your research and find what works best for you, your budget and business. 

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I hope these tips have been helpful to you.

If there is anything you would like to talk further on feel free to send me a message sort@bronwynsheehan.co.nz. you can connect with me on Facebook and LinkedIn

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