Most of the time, it all boils down to money but sometimes it’s also about being in control – to a fault
As black entrepreneurs, we know that it’s easier to do things when we do them ourselves, but is it? The answer is HELL NO. It’s actually much harder and it’s continuously set you back. It’s like having your foot on the gas with your car on a platform with no wheels.
We must get used to the fact that we do not know everything and we cannot DO everything. This comes from us trying repeatedly to hire people who disappoint us. The whole process of hiring and training and the minute you think that you can breathe, things go awry. I SO know that frustration. Granted everyone will not be as interested in our businesses as we will but we cannot kill ourselves in the process.
If it’s a money issue, (or a lack thereof) perhaps it’s time to consider getting a small business loan to take you to the next level. You have to be very careful about how you spend the money so planning is paramount. You can check
The more you try to do yourself the less that will get done and you won’t grow. Ask yourself if you could be satisfied with that working 16 to 18 hour days and not making any progress. We are all very familiar with what I like to call “the circle” that is where you have a goal to do something or get something accomplished and in the process, one thing pops up that turns into 10 other things, that turn into 10 other things that turn into 20 other things. I’m absolutely sure you know what I’m talking about it happens every day and before you know it, the day is gone another wasted day of not getting our goals accomplished.
At some point, you have to ask yourself do you want to be a band member or a conductor. if you’re going to have a successful business you’re going to have to be a conductor. After a couple of years, you should know how to run your business with your hands tied behind your back. The trick is to get somebody else to do it while you focus on the other things like hiring, sales, invoices, contracts, events and conferences, family and the list goes on and on. As stated, we cannot do everything ourselves. do yourself a favor, and get the help that you need. No business is worth dying over.