photo by Alan Cleaver
Business growth can be a scary proposition…obviously it’s better than business failure, but there are a whole set of fears centered around business growth and success that plague a lot of business owners.
When your business starts succeeding beyond where you’ve been for a while, you leave your comfort zone…you head into new territory (which is scary). Maybe it’s a situation you haven’t faced before (also scary). Maybe it will require you to do some things you haven’t had to do before…hire more people, find a new location, spend more money (on people, stuff, rent, etc.). And maybe it will force you, as the business owner, to do things differently…not do as much hands on work and to do more strategic leadership and planning.
All of that can be scary stuff – but I would propose there’s a better way to look at it.