In the world of business, we heap heavy praise on the small business owners who seem to succeed solely by their own grit and perseverance. Grit conjures up an image of someone who works harder, goes farther, and succeeds where others haven’t. But do we really understand the kinds of struggles these entrepreneurs face in their everyday lives? 

In reality, there’s more to succeeding as an entrepreneur than grit and tenacity alone. Barriers -- like starting out from a position of poverty -- can impact your ability to “just keep at it.” And no entrepreneur really accomplishes everything on their own. There are bankers, lawyers, and accountants (among the many consultants) whose help is essential along the way.

In order to create and maintain a successful business, we need to take a closer look at where other thriving business owners have come from, the support systems they’ve built, and the obstacles they’ve overcome.

Take a few minutes to check out this thought provoking article from the BBC Worklife series. Click here to read the article.

You don’t have to prove yourself by being a lone wolf entrepreneur. B.O.S.S. Consulting can help you find ways to work smarter, not harder. Let’s get started today! 

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