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I'm Drained, Why is My Business Not Growing?


All small businesses are made equal but not all are equally run. Growth is a mindset and commitment to long-term planning without losing touch of the present. And it's not something that comes easy. Particularly when the present can be a decrease in sales, a struggle to gain traction, or getting underpriced by competitors.


Growth is a mindset and commitment to long-term planning. Particularly when the present can be a decrease in sales, a struggle to gain traction, or getting underpriced by competitors."

We have the pleasure of working with lots of artisans and entrepreneurs, each in different industries and growth stages. Among these businesses are those who consider themselves "small", and those who consider themselves "preparing for growth". This occurs even between businesses that are roughly equal in size and product range.


Among these businesses are those who consider themselves "small", and those who consider themselves "preparing for growth".

So what sets them apart? What's the difference between businesses who "are small" and those that are "preparing for growth"?


Mindset and planning.


Businesses who focus on the short-term almost always consider themselves small. This is because they define their business by what's happening "now". Vice versa business who focus on the long-term consider themselves as "preparing for growth". They focus on what's happening "now" but see it as a stepping stone towards growth. The implications of running a business from a long-term vs a short-term perspective are significant.


The implications of running a business from a long-term vs a short-term perspective are significant.

How could one even consider investing in the future when they've struggle to grow over the last 6 months?



The answer is having the conviction that your business will grow. It's too easy to get stuck in the present and forget about the long-term. Surprising as it is, this is often a key factor distinguishing successful small businesses from unsuccessful ones that "remain trapped".