Are You The Single Point Of Failure In Your Business? Read This To Find Out

Posted by John Boudreau on May 4, 2017 3:10:37 PM

In this new multi-part series, I am going to speak to the common pain points that small business owners face. How do I know these are common? Because I see them over and over again in businesses from $1M in revenue to $25M in revenue. If you are a small business owner, chances are you've experienced these problems, so I thought I'd share solutions to each.

The first problem I'd like to discuss is the "SPOF" problem.

What Are The Symptoms Of Being The Single Point Of Failure?

  • When someone calls or emails you, it takes you forever to get back (if you ever do).
  • You are in constant fire-fighting mode.
  • You over-commit and then don't follow through on your commitments to customers, vendors, employees etc.
  • You go home each day worrying about all the many details of the business.
  • You worry if that prospect will say "yes."
  • You worry about how you will deliver on the next big project.
  • Your family is forever wanting you to take a break, but you can't seem get away.
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Topics: single point of failure, SPOF, organizational structure, org chart