Solve this problem by setting the bar of communication high. Phone calls, emails and texts are OK in a pinch, but they are a poor substitute for a fully present exchange.
Problem 2: Setting appropriate goals and expectations.
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If it helps, many “big business types” say it's more important to focus on customers, no matter what.
Growth should spring from putting their priorities first. Solve it by refusing to settle for anything less than great – not merely good – employees.
Solve it sharing your own job description with your employees. Problem 4: Encouraging productivity and creativity. Solve it by finding out how your employees work best: starting work at the crack of dawn, working in teams, working from home occasionally or coming in on weekends to work when nobody else is in the office.
They're all different, so they're bound to have different preferences.
It’s fair to assume that your "problem-solving skills" will improve, as you climb the corporate ladder.
You can also speed up your learning curve by reviewing some of the more common problems that new business owners face – as well as those faced by the problem-solvers – who have a few more years under their firefighting belt.