When you’re the leader of a small business, it’s up to you to set the course for growth. But, sometimes, the path isn’t always clear. That’s when it’s time to ask for help. 

Asking for help is a sign that you are secure enough with yourself, and committed with such conviction to your growth, that you are open to learning what you need to know in order to make good decisions. 

Once you embrace the idea that learning from others and seeking help is a sign of strength, your potential for growth is unlimited. Here are three ways you can get the help you need:

  1. Hire a business coach. Executive coaching is now a $1 billion industry. Leaders who are committed to growth realize they can’t reach their goals without understanding their strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots, and they’ll embrace the idea of forging a relationship with a trained, experienced professional who thrives on helping others.
  1. Find a peer group. There are many groups today that provide opportunities to connect with other leaders, including Entrepreneurs OrganizationWomen Presidents OrganizationVistage, and many local groups. There are also many online groups that cater to general leadership and specific industries. 
  1. Post a need online and circulate in your communities. People can’t help you if they don’t know you need help. Be bold when asking. People will step forward.
Published on: Dec 27, 2017