As a business owner, your responsibilities are endless. You need to deal with customers, vendors, and employees, and keep your company profitable. You need to be knowledgeable in various spheres from hiring and training employees and establishing company culture to running advertising campaigns.
It’s important for you to fully understand the ins and outs of running a business as an entrepreneur. You’ll need to balance the demands of your job with the needs of your family and friends so that you don’t feel isolated and stressed all the time. Here’s a look at some key responsibilities of an owner of any type of business.
This blog post is written based on an Anatoliy Labinskiy podcast episode with Tom Shipley.
When a fly enters a window and flies around your room, after a while it wants to leave and starts banging against the glass. It keeps on going and going until finally, it falls from exhaustion after repeatedly banging against the window glass. It then lies down for a bit, gets up, and keeps on banging desperately trying to get through the glass, after which it finally dies. If the fly had only taken a step back and gone out the crack it entered, the solution would have been right there. In the same manner, we often continue making the same mistakes that lead to disaster instead of taking the time to assess the situation and look from a different angle.
That is a great example for entrepreneurs – to get results you need to be flexible, test a lot, and learn from your mistakes.
Our main responsibility as entrepreneurs is to keep everyone focused.
As entrepreneurs, you know that it’s not just about the numbers. You have to keep your eye on the bigger picture and ensure that everyone is working towards the same end goal at all times. As much as you want your company to thrive, being an entrepreneur also comes with a lot of pressure. You don’t just have to worry about making sure your company succeeds financially; you also need to think about how to keep everyone focused on the right tasks. You need to know how to inspire, what kind of leadership skills you need to possess, and how to keep everyone motivated while they work on their projects.
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Identify the opportunities.
Opportunities don’t just appear out of thin air; they require a lot of thinking and planning. If you want to grow your business and become successful, it is advisable that you start by identifying opportunities right from the beginning. Our responsibility, as business owners, is to always scan and ask what the problem is and how to solve it. Then identify the potential solution sets and then identify those with the highest probability of success. Only in that way, your company can grow and continue generating more revenue.
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Testing new channels and offers.
You cannot just blindly expand your marketing and sales efforts. As a result, you need strategies that can help you test new channel offers without any repercussions. Testing new channel variants is not easy for everyone. It is more than willing to hand-reinforce your brand and credibility before taking the plunge again. That is why, as a business owner, you need to invest in an outside agency that can do this work for you. An agency that understands your needs and your target market. Also, they should have the right skills to execute this testing of various channel opportunities effectively.
This is really important for everyone who markets online to understand that every channel will die over time, as well as every offer. That’s why you should always be taking 10 to 15% of your earnings and spend it on testing new channels, and new offers. Keep in mind that whatever’s working now will eventually stop working.
I hope this helps you to understand how corporate culture influences the business results of your company. To get more insights, watch the full version of Anatoliy Labinskiy's podcast>>.