#23 – Keep Your Hands Dirty

By | Jerry's Notes

Feb 09

Today, on our Jerry’s Notes # 23, we will talk about why it’s important to be hands-on with your business.

During the first few years of your business, you should be hands-on with your business and be willing to do the “dirty” work.

This will allow you to see what’s happening in the business first-hand, so you can make the necessary adjustments or iterations right away. As they say, no business plan survives the first contact with customers so you’ve got to make adjustments continuously.

In addition, you may not be able to afford hiring full-time employees to do the work for you. Thus, you should be willing to do it yourself.

As a matter of fact, you may have to be the seller, the delivery person, the marketing person, the accountant, etc., rolled into one!

When I started my company, that’s exactly what I happened.

After office hours, I was selling my products, installing it to my customer’s home, and I was even the one providing technical support.

In the process, I learned many critical insights about our customers and the business, that could have been easily missed had I not been the one doing the “dirty” work.

What is the lowest-level work you’ve done for your business?

How would you feel if your friends see you selling your product or doing the delivery? Proud or ashamed?

Please share your thoughts below.

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