Why Grow? What’s the right size for you?

I had a warm and very wise mother-in-law.  She was an intuitive genius; her ideas enlightened me. She told me, “Show me a couple who wants a bigger home and I’ll show you a couple in trouble.” As I have aged, I have seen over and over again that idea materialize. A couple purchases a big house to save their marriage.  The couple’s new and bigger house didn’t work to save their marriage. A home or a company, why grow?

Bigger isn’t always better. A bigger business isn’t always better. A small company isn’t just a beginning. A small company may be just right for you.

My daughter graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2003. The University of Notre Dame is a rather prestigious university. Notre Dame is ranked as #18 in a listing of top universities in this country.

The total undergraduate class at the University of Notre Dame has a grand total of 7500 students. I call that a small class. Now, having a bigger class doesn’t make it a better college. As a parent, a smaller class size made it more appealing.

In today’s technological world, it’s a whole lot easier to be an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur has tools that used to have an exuberant price tag, which are now low cost.  Some tools are even free. It’s never been an easier time to start up your own business.

With your new start up, growing your business doesn’t need to be a goal. The bigger the company is doesn’t mean it’s better. Don’t let your ego get in the way of the enjoyment of your company, which may be a simple lifestyle.

Maybe the right size of your company is 200 people, maybe it is 5 people, and may be it’s just you and your computer. You don’t need to have any expectations of the size of the company. You want to be able to enjoy the business without a lot of headaches.

If you have a business that is sustainable and profitable, that’s what really counts. The size of that business shouldn’t matter when it comes to what works for you. If you have an idea and want to start to build that company, it’s time for you and your computer to get to work.

“I don’t have enough time.” “I don’t have enough money.” Stop Whining. Watch a little less TV and play a little less on those video games. The art of the start is “To start.”