If you had to pick one trait that makes a small business owner successful, what would it be?
Remember just one!
Hard isnâ€™t it?
All very important traits but if I had to choose one it would be CHANGE.
If you got 15 people in a room and asked that questionâ€¦Iâ€™d bet youâ€™d get 15 different answers.
Well that was the question Timo Kiander owner of http://www.timokiander.com asked me and 14 other bloggers.
And guess whatâ€¦there were 15 different answers.
As a small business owner I think it is a fundamental trait to be able to change your business approach / plan / technology / products / service, etc.
And I think too many small business owners fail due to not changing or not changing fast enough.
If they are going off track, they feel things will work out fineâ€¦without making any changes.
We all make decisions that are not moving our small business in the right direction. They take away from our business targets / goals.
But changing things to get your business back on track is crucial.
In the first diagram below imagine the blue line is where your business is heading.
And red line represents the decisions and actions you are taking to get you there.
Some decisions / actions take you off track and some small business owners will not change until the last minute. And sometimes the change is too late.
The small business owner who embraces change and makes numerous changes tend to go off track a lot more. Hence the diagram below. But as soon as they go off track, they make more changes to get them back on track again.
They have no fear of making the change.
Thatâ€™s what successful small business owners do.
Check out Timoâ€™s blog post, 15 bloggers reveal: What is the most important mindset that an online entrepreneur needs and why. Read my thoughts on the one trait that makes small business owners successfulâ€¦along with numerous other bloggers.