From a lone entrepreneur to a person running an entire business, the actual operating of a company can develop, over time and right away, a lot of little things needed to keep it going. This can be mundane stuff, like making sure the coffee is ready, to very complicated and important, like making sure the company is solvent through bookkeeping measures.
A lot of little things go into making something run successfully.
And, while the smallest thing might feel small, a business can often be the sum of its parts, not the whole of its ideas. Certainly, it can be very exciting and interest-consuming to pursue some new revenue stream or sales aspect for your business—but, like a celebrity, you must remember the little things.
Someone still needs to make sure the right paper is being bought—or else reports might not be filed. Someone needs to turn off lights at the end of the day to reserve power. Even something as simple as putting back up or replacing a worn-out inspirational poster might have a knock-on effect, which, while likely not dire, can cause trouble.
Enough tiny things aren’t done, and it works inversely to small steps making a mile traveled.
If you are finding yourself doing well, expanding your business, you can’t begin to truly, fully guess what’s making it happen. Sure, some of it will be obvious, but there are likely unseen strings aligned towards your success. And, if possible, wouldn’t it make sense to keep them all in harmony?
Success is earned—and must be clung too and maintained, lest chaos take it away again. Getting lazy isn’t just not doing big things, and success isn’t just massive financial swings in your favor.