Which type of business owner are you?
Business Coach Rob Carter looks at the different types of business owners there are.
You spend time analysing the market, setting out a business plan which includes a marketing plan and sets up a way of monitoring the progress in all areas of the business so that success is very likely.
This should read – you wing it! You’ve become an expert at always being last minute – no preparation for anything in the short, mid or long term! You sometimes wonder how you get away with it.
It’s never your fault and you spend most of your time operating below the line with blame, excuses and denial being your watchwords…
It’s all about doing the do. You really love what it is you do and gravitate towards doing the operational work rather than working on the business – so all good in the short term but you’re constantly worried about where future business is going to come from.
You bring people into the business and think that because they are being paid a salary they should know what to do and how that fits in with your organisation.
You leave them to get on with it and wonder why you wouldn’t reemploy most of your staff if you shut down today and re-opened tomorrow.
You’re normally a family business owner with the business being handed down from an earlier generation.
You don’t know why you are running the company and you’re frightened that you’re going to let the family down all the time.
You’ve no idea how you’ve got to be running a company – you’ve never been taught how to do it and are just waiting to be found out. You keep promising yourself that you will learn by going on courses but never quite get around to it.
It’s tough economic times and you’ll just ride it out because it will all be ok in the end – just keep burying your head and hope for the best.
You know that your destiny is only in your control and will do everything that is in your power to outperform the rest of the market.
As my Mum says, are you a Mr. or Miss. Tomorrow Person? Why do it now when you can keep waiting for tomorrow. You can’t fail because you don’t do anything…
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