I often talk with newer entrepreneurs who feel like they've lost control of their company, for many reasons. Sometimes growth is better than expected, and the owner feels like they spend all their time trying to put out the fires connected with exponential growth. Sometimes they've become so busy working IN their business they just don't seem to have the time to actually work ON their business.
When you created your business, you had a vision. Hopefully you also had a plan on how you were going to make that happen. Then you took the helm of the ship and began to steer the ship toward your destination. What took you off course, and how can you get back on track? Without a captain, every ship will veer off course and runs a high risk of crashing into the shoreline and sinking.
It may seem like a lot to ask you to take a morning or afternoon each week to work on the overall vision of your company, but if you don't do it, who will? How much time are you currently devoting to business strategy, marketing planning, research & development of new products, etc.? If you're too busy to do it all, seek out others who can support you to accomplish areas that may not be your strength or can be delegated.
If you don't correct your ship's course now, will your ship be headed toward your destination or the shoreline?
Ronnie Roll has started several businesses from the "I Have An Idea" stage to grand openings and beyond. Her passion is helping others achieve their dreams, and her art mediums are business modeling and food.