When starting a small business, there is always a temptation to handle every aspect of the business yourself. From the advertising to the bookkeeping, entrepreneurs dream of being the boss. This is understandable for women and entrepreneurs, since the entire draw of starting a small business is independence and total control.
However, total autonomy isn’t always in your best interest. This is a great article about why you shouldn’t do it all by yourself.
Many small business owners can attest to Dianne’s experience that they made mistakes by not outsourcing the things they didn’t know or weren’t good at. It’s important to identify where your strengths lie, where you could stand to improve your expertise, and what areas are just not worth the effort to learn when you can easily outsource them.
When starting your small business, what areas did you discover were best to outsource rather than take them on yourself?