Every CEO has a few things they could not live without. It may be their advisor. This person is close, personal and often has to think of the same problems that the CEO does. It may be their desk, a symbol of their achievement in their careers, the big wooden desk of the boss. It could also be their employees, who work incredibly hard, stay focussed and laugh through the tough times. It might be a mentor, who they look up to and wish to emulate. Chances are that every business owner has a few things they cannot operate and live without. So we decided to make a guess at some of the things you probably feel you need.
Oftentimes, the person who stands alongside the CEO the most isn’t their secretary, assistant or even executive team. It’s their spouse. They see you when you are away from the office, when you’re allowed to cry and complain about what is going wrong at work. You can’t do this in front of employees and probably not even your fellow executives. You might not even trust your personal advisor to the point that you share your doubts and worries about your own performance. But, your spouse is always there, ready to listen and encourage you to get back on the horse. We know we could not take on the challenges of running a business without someone to hold us up when we feel like we’re falling.
The 24-hour protection
God bless those angels in cyberspace, who keep our businesses protected against the evils of hackers and malware. Not to mention viruses. In the modern world, cybercrime is the biggest threat posed to business. You cannot deny that hackers don’t keep you up at night. This is why working with Business Cyber Security is so critical to your business longevity. They will monitor your business 24-hours a day without fail. This occurs for 7 days a week also. They can help to improve your firewalls and encrypt your data so as it moves through cyberspace it cannot be caught or even read until it lands in the right place i.e. with the receiver.
It can take decades to build the best network of professionals that can solve just about any issue you have. Whether it’s when you need to hire new talent, need to work with an exporter, improve your logistics or just get better advice, your network is going to pull out all the stops. This is why you need to always keep in touch with people you see as valuable to your growth and potential as a professional and as a business. Even if it’s just to say hi and check up on things, it’s going to remind them of you.
What can you not live without as a business owner? Chances are we have crossed off some of the more important things but if not, do let us know.