Big hands of boss hold of small people. Metaphor of office people under protection of leader. Safety at work concept, care, relaxed atmosphere, perks benefits for personnel. Flat vector illustration. Credit: Andrey Apoev/Adobe Stock Discipline is enhanced when you follow a business plan, your roadmap for success. If you don’t have a business plan, create one. Build your goals, objectives and tactics into an annual plan and then break down the larger document into a weekly plan. (Credit: Andrey Apoev/Adobe Stock)

Small businesses and independent entrepreneurs face unique challenges compared to their larger counterparts because they’re stretched much thinner with smaller staffs, fewer resources and less time to get the job done. They sometimes even work more than one job while their company gets off the ground.

ALM Small Business Adviser Logo. Courtesy photo. Join our LinkedIn group, ALM’s Small Business Adviser, a space where small business owners can gather to network, have discussions and keep up with the trends and issues affecting their industries.

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