A 1001 Business Bedtime stories… Emma had a friend…
Here follows another one of the “1001 Business Bedtime Stories” … Every story comes straight from the New Perspectives Small Business Bootcamp, stories of business and courage . You might recognise some of them from your own experience.
Once upon a time… a long long time ago in a country not unlike Australia… Emma was a business owner…
Emma had an old friend Natasha who had worked for Emma for a long time, ever since she set up her business.
Emma’s business was doing really well, but Natasha had stopped growing along with the business a while ago. The tension in the office was becoming a real problem for Emma and she found herself secretly hoping Natasha would call in sick most days.
“I don’t understand why Natasha hasn’t resigned ages ago, hopefully she will this week” was a thought that went through Emma’s head often.
Working in The Bootcamp, Emma came to realise that “keeping my fingers crossed that Natasha will leave soon” is simply business management and as the owner of the business is was her responsibility to make the tough decision.
So she did, Emma took Natasha to lunch and broached the topic
It took a lot of courage… but now a year later Emma and Natasha are still friends and Emmas business is free to grow again.
Ask yourself… Where will you find the courage to make Profound things happen in your Bushiness?
People and the 7 Big Questions of Small Business
Business owners frequently ask 7 Big Questions about how to Build a Beautiful Business and Life.
The first of these Big Questions is: How do I grow my business?
To answer that question I have identified the 11 most important strategies to create Business Growth.
The third of those strategies is Grow your business with People. This is one of many more articles on this site that explain how People and Growth hang together, in some depth.