Think Like An Owner
Mention that youre a small business owner to anyone, and more than likely the response is along the lines of Wow, you must make a lot of money and have a lot of time off! Contrary to popular opinion, being a business owner seems to be synonymous with being a jack of all trades and master of none. Being a small business owner is overwhelming, time intensive, and all consuming.
In his book The E-Myth, Michael Gerber talks about going to work ON your business, rather than IN your business. By stepping back and watching your business, you learn to develop a system that will work outside of you. Systems dont make mistakes Only people do. So by developing a system, you can ensure that your business will run smoothly and effectively, providing the best possible product and experience for your clients.
Think of how much time we waste each day. Imagine if you werent the owner of the business But merely just an employee. What would the owner think of how you spend your time on a daily basis? Are you working just to get things done? Or are you going to work and acting like an owner, working on tasks that only an owner can to grow and advance the business?
Determine the tasks in your business that only you can do. Spend time developing a system at your studio. It takes a lot of effort. But, by creating a manual for your systems and operations, youll be on the path to working ON your business, rather than IN your business. And this is where youll experience all of the freedom that small business owners dream about.