‘It’s not about the size of the boat but the motion in the ocean!’
Ha! How many times have we heard that one? Well, I hate to break it to all the guys out there (and gals), but size DOES matter!! Small has always been compared to big. And for good reasons. Bigger has more experience; smaller has more momentum. Bigger has more reach; smaller has more flexibility. There are thousands of bigger, but there are millions of smaller. And if you think I’m talking about what below a man’s belt buckle, think again — think BIGGER.
Think business, big business. Think of the Amazons, the Apples, the MicroSofts and all the big corporations out there that employ 500 or more employees. They too started out small. We’ve heard the stories — started out in a basement, at the kitchen table, the night stand in the bedroom, as a side gig — wherever. Regardless, they were small, too. Our businesses are smal. They may feel much more bigger than where we were when we first started out, but they’re still small. And as our ambitions and goals grow, so does our business. And we have — if we desire so — to take our small enterprises and turn them into big businesses.
Is bigger better when it comes to business, though? Does it mean we’ve arrived and have reached the pinnacle of success? Do more rewards and accolades follow when our business gets bigger? Or do we have to incur more challenges as we grow? Are we making ourselves more of a target for liabilities and costs as we get bigger? But no one wants to be a big fish in a small pond forever.
So, how do we decide what size our business should grow to? After all, in business, size does matters. Expansion is everything, even if it isn’t in the physical sense. Innovation, Creativity, Productivity — these are the results of growth — of getting bigger (in some fashion or form).
How big do you want to be?