When to Go Big in your Business
Hi! It’s me, Helle from Greenie-Online, and today I would like to talk with you about when to go bigger.
Whether you’re just starting out in your business or you have been running your business for a while, at one point you have to decide what size you want to be. If you want to grow and become a bigger business, you have to put yourself in a position where you are able to grow.
To illustrate what this means, I want you to imagine a baby squash plant. Now, this little fellow is very small, but if you look at the bottom of the plant, you’ll see it has a lot of roots that are long and eager to spread all over the place. If you want a big squash plant with a lot of fruit on it, you have to put it into a bigger pot so its roots can spread out.
This is the same thing you have to do with your business. If you want to grow, at some point you will have to put yourself into a bigger pot.
How you can do this, for instance, is to raise your prices or design a more professional website. You can also start doing joint ventures with other professionals in your field. No matter what you do, you have to do this before you’re big. Here’s why.
You cannot grow a baby squash plant in a tiny pot. The roots will reach out to the edges and it will become constrained. The plant will know that there’s no space for growth, and it will stagnate. It will remain a very small plant if you keep it in a small pot. So, you have to transplant it into a big pot before it starts growing into something really big.
In business, this can be a little bit intimidating, and people get scared because they will have to invest money and time to make their business grow. Usually, when you’re in the beginning of your business, you don’t have a lot of money and you don’t have a lot of time. Still, you have to figure out how to grow, because it is crucial.
You have to do it. It’s not something you can just choose not to do; otherwise, you will stagnate, you will be stuck in a little pot, and you will not grow into a profitable business. So, figure out how big of a squash plant you want to be, set your goals, and go and grow into a bigger plant.
I hope this was an inspiration for you, and I’ll see you next time. Now, go grow your own business!