Pull a Weed When You See It

It’s that time of year when April showers should be bringing us May flowers by now. Those spring rains bring weeds too.

And, those weeds can quickly take over the most beautiful garden. As any gardener will tell you: “Pull a weed when you see it.” In other words, when you’re outside admiring your colorful blooms, take a minute to quickly tug out any weeds you see before they have a chance to establish strong roots. Don’t wait for some afternoon that you set aside specifically for “gardening” to take care of those hearty, invasive plants.

The same is true for your business. Be diligent about pulling a weed when you see it. Don’t give problems a chance to fester and take root just because you’re too busy to do something about it. A lot of problems start small and seem like minor annoyances, but with time and lack of attention, they can grow and spread very quickly, becoming major trouble.
Occasionally, problems may even be difficult to recognize for what they are. Remember, even some weeds produce beautiful flowers. That business opportunity that’s so alluring may just be a weed that’s distracting you from your core purpose.

So, just as you would pull the weeds that deprive your coveted plants of nutrients and sunshine, and eventually rob your garden of its beauty, be sure to “pull the weeds” that will rob your business of its potential and profits.

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About Smart Companies Thinking Bigger®

Kelly Scanlon is the owner and publisher of Thinking Bigger Business Media. She recently finished a term on the national board of directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners, and was the national chair from 2010-2011. An advocate for small business owners, Kelly sits on numerous boards and committees to advocate on behalf of small business owners. She has won several awards for her advocacy. Among them are the 2011 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award on behalf of Kansas City area small business owners, the U.S. Small Business Administration's Region VII Women's Business Champion of the Year in 2009, and the Women in Business Advocate of the Year from the State of Kansas in 2006. In 2002, she won the SBA's Region VII Small Business Journalist of the Year Award (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas). Whatever your business stage—aspiring, startup, established, mature—Thinking Bigger Business Media has the resources you need to grow to the next level. We are a resource organization dedicated to providing the strategic, "how-to" information small business owners need to become more productive and more profitable. We also provide information that helps owners connect with resources within the business community that can help them grow. We deliver that information through a variety of media products and other channels easily accessible to business owners.
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