Have you got green fingers?
Here in the UK, it’s a great time to get gardening. But I must confess, I’m not very good at it – but there are few things more enjoyable than seeing a plant you’ve put in the ground grow and flourish.
It’s difficult not to draw significant parallels between gardening and running a business.
Think of building your business like planting a tree.
At first, it’s so small and weak you wonder if it will even make it through the night. But, you keep watering, fertilising and nurturing it.
Your values and ideas will grow the trunk and each of the different strategies and tactics you employ will extend out as the branches of your increasingly strong tree.
Finding the perfect partners, support staff, employees, vendors/suppliers, joint ventures and other relationships will make your tree flourish with leaves and flowers.
It’s no surprise then that you often here about people in business talking about the ‘seeding of an idea’ or that ‘Seed capital’ is the initial capital used when starting a business.
If yours isn’t flourishing, then perhaps you need to rethink whether you have got the right ideas, strategies, tactics, tools and partners?