When you’re a business owner, you wear many hats. But taking off a few of them can make life infinitely easier. Try these three steps:

  1. Hire someone to take care of operations and finances. Most entrepreneurs would love to find a right-hand employee to take over the burden of keeping things running smoothly, but it can be a challenge to find that person. Whether freelance or full-time, the right help can free time you can reinvest in the company.
  2. Ask for mentorship. It can be hard to ask for help. While you may feel like a burden on someone else, don’t let pride prevent you from getting the help you need. Through organizations like SCORE, you can find entrepreneurs who want to pay it forward and help others succeed.
  3. Document your strategy, mission, and vision. Every decision you make early on has the potential to make or break your business, so it’s important to stay focused and prioritize. The only way to truly do that well is to identify your mission, document your priorities, and lay out the steps you’re taking to move toward your vision. This will help you more easily make decisions.