Nobody can do well everything required in a business. Even people who are very smart at a lot of things sacrifice quality in their core business when they spend time doing the rest. I can’t tell you how many valuable billable hours I have sacrificed while trying to take care of my own IT problems! I need to get someone to do for me what I’m not good at.
I’m going to listen to David Lorenzo, who says Get Help With Everything Else. He reminds us,
“If you are daunted by the prospect of striking out on your own because you don´t know the first thing about accounting, IT, and business law, do not let those concerns stop you. You do not have to be a whiz at everything to run a business successfully. You can and should hire people to help you with those aspects of your business. Your expenses for these services are fully tax deductible, and the work of a specialist will go much further than that of an overworked business owner trying to do everything herself.”
Thanks to Ken Dyck for helping me find this healthy reminder.