As a business consultant, teacher and writer in the kitchen and bath industry, I have several areas of business management that cause me a lot of frustration. Being the owner/manager of a small business is not an easy job. You are required to know a lot of things in a lot of different areas – and some of them may not be your favorite part of running your business.
You’re probably a darn good kitchen/bath designer. If you’re like many of us, you’re creative, and your favorite part of running your business is most likely working with clients to create “dream projects.”
Well, the fact is, if you want to be as successful as you can possibly be, you must become proficient in a number of other areas besides design. It’s essential that you also are:
- A strong financial manager;
- A strong human resource manager;