WHEN SMALL IS BIG
If there’s one thing Small Businesses don’t do well it’s…
Small Business lives in the here and now.
Sailing from one horizon to the next.
Having worked with over a thousand small businesses across this country.
And I can tell you from first-hand experience.
That very few have a budget.
And that even fewer have a long-range trajectory for their business.
For most, it’s day-to-day and month-to-month.
And you know what?
They actually prefer it that way.
Sure they might not admit it.
But their actions speak louder than their words.
DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE
Management schools and thought leaders talk about plans.
Plans, plans, plans.
But it’s all hype.
It’s a reason to sell you a book, a coach, or a seminar.
The guru’s want you to believe that you need to operate like a big business.
But here’s the thing.
It’s only when small businesses compare themselves to big businesses that things get messy.
Small businesses are not beholden to the stock market.
They are not beholden to many of the rules and regulations that big businesses are.
At least not entirely.
And this makes them nimble.
So let’s talk about Agile for a minute.
Agile is a project management methodology used in software development.
It’s characterized by dividing tasks into short phases of work.
It also subscribes to the regular reassessment and adaptation of plans.
Sounds like how a small business operates huh?
The agile method is a sure fit for small businesses everywhere.
Looking for a little structure?