I can’t find a small business or small business owner without problems. Although problems which every small business is facing are really problematic viewing from an entrepreneurial viewpoint, in most of the cases they are the only signal that can tell you that your company is live and on good condition.
Companies that don’t have problems probably have much more problems than companies that have and work on a solution for their problems. The only reason for not having problems in your small business will be the fact that you don’t recognize them or even worst, you ignore them.
Everything is great is not an answer from the successful entrepreneurs, because they already know that there is something that needs to fix, something to work on improvement in their businesses.
Let’s look at some useful pieces of advice that you can use when it comes to discovering and solving problems in your company.
1. Be aware that you as an entrepreneur will always have problems.
That’s the fact and you can’t escape from it.
Having problems means that you continuously work on solutions that will drastically improve your small business in the long term. You really need to be aware that if you want to find problems in your company, you can always find something you can fix or improve.
2. Be a responsible entrepreneur when it comes to problem-solving process in your company.
Yes, you are an entrepreneur and because of that, you are the most responsible person who will need to initiate working activities on solutions for each problem in your small business. You cannot expect that someone else will be more responsible than you for this. Escaping from responsibilities means that you are escaping from your entrepreneurial career.
3. Treat each problem as something that will need a solution.
Sometimes there will be small problems that you think they are not important, and you can simply ignore them. But, be careful because smallest problems in the long run, if you continue with ignorant behavior, can also produce really big damage for you and your small business. In some cases, they can be worst than bigger problems that you don’t ignore and you already work on solutions.
4. Your solution will need to contain steps to eliminate the causes of the problem.
If you want never again to have the same problem, you will need to work on the real causes for each problem in order to eliminate them. Only on such a way, you can disable them to continue producing the same problem in the future. Simply, when you solve your problems, at the same time think about possible solutions that will prevent them to become problems again.
5. Be systematic when you work on problem-solving activities.
You need to implement a systematic approach when it comes to problem-solving activities because only in such a way your small business will implement continuous improvement processes on a regular basis.
Question: Are you an entrepreneur who ignores some of the problems which your small business is facing?