I’m smarter than most of you…LOL in my field of course! Here’s where your business can work against you because of fear. Most of us today struggle with this, afraid of sharing too much because you think someone will steal your “big” idea but, if you’re not careful, you can prohibit your business from growing. It’s not just what you know, but how well you do it. There’s only one McDonalds and one Burger King but both of them sell hamburgers, both use beef so what do they do differently besides having different logos and slogans? They even cater to the same market “people”, so I ask again, what do they do differently? I’ll tell you…they perfected a required taste they believe and trust in so much, that they’re willing to share it (it’s called Franchise).
Understand this, the more competitors the quicker you’ll understand “accountability” which will push you to be the best in your industry. Don’t be afraid of sharing, besides, it’s free marketing. And how will you ever get better at your craft if you don’t have anyone to compete against. With this being said, when you have someone on your team trust that they have the interest of the company however, use your discretion when hiring; you need someone that will help you grow and this means hiring someone with more experience than you. Most new businesses can’t afford someone with such talent but, you can hire interns willing to learn and work hard for commission, or they just want to gain access to how you got started in your own business. Don’t fret, these interns are your allies and they might become one of your best managers.
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