Now, don’t get this wrong: you should be a hugely positive influence presence at your company. After all, this is your baby; it was created in your image, you have the reins, and any success will be in large part down to your actions and energy. However, while there’s plenty of good things you’ll bring to your business, you should be aware that you’re also, arguably, the biggest obstacle to the company’s long-term success. Doubt us? Take a read below to find out what we mean.


Assuming Too Much Control

You can’t do everything. This is true on an energy/time level – there just aren’t enough hours in the day for you to do everything – but also on an abilities level, too. While you might think that you’re a good all-rounder when it comes to the tasks that need to be completed, the truth is that you probably lack some of the expertise required to complete those tasks to the highest level. If you’re going to hire employees, trust them to do the work well, and let them get on with it. You’ll only be wasting time if you’re trying to do everything yourself.

Working With Other Companies

There’ll be times when you want to work with other companies, in order to help your business grow. This is a good idea, but it’s one that you should approach with caution. While there’s plenty of scope for good things to come as a result of collaboration, there can be problems, too. These dealings are often complex, and, as a result, it’s easy for things to be overlooked. When they are, a person can inadvertently commit a white-collar crime. If this happens to you, you’ll need to solicit the help of a law firm like If your name is cleared, you’ll need to ensure that you’ve learned your lesson, and approach the next agreement with more caution!

One Track Mind

Yes, you want to be successful. But in your quest to make your company work, you might do things that, while seemingly beneficial, actually hurt your company in the long run. Take cutting financial corners, for instance. You might think it’s better to save money by keeping wages low and so on, but if you do this, then you’re not going to foster the kind of working environment that leads to success. You have to spend money to make money!

Failing to Learn

No-one has all the answers when it comes to business success. Some of the most successful people only have a few half-baked answers to the most important questions! So you’re not going to come up with a bunch of original answers that’ll guarantee a lifetime of problems. But you can still learn, and avoid making the same mistakes over and over again. If you make a mistake, don’t get defensive; take a look at what happened objectively, admit your mistakes, and see how things can be improved the next time around. It’s the only way.


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