Growth of a business is definitely a good problem to have but it’s a problem nonetheless.
I have heard people mention about growing pains. I have seen them lose appetite and sleep over it. Yet I could never understand why growth would be such a pain for many. Well, now that I am the one experiencing it I can first hand tell you that it is absolutely painful.
I founded the business in April of 2011 and since then we have come a long way. We have been fortunate enough to have some big name brands as our clients and the list keeps growing. As we grow, I find myself weighed down in responsibilities that I never knew existed. One of the key things to do when a business is growing is to let go a little and I am trying but it’s hard to let someone else raise your baby. However, when the baby is too big to sit on your lap, you have to push it out a little.
To those who are experiencing growing pains, the only suggestion I can give is try not to be hands on with everything. Find a few key people that you trust and let them roll with it. Just like raising a kid, you have got take a backseat sometimes and watch how it all pans out without always telling them how to do things.
In my experience, the solution to growing pains is to invest in good people. People you can trust. Guide them a little and let them do their thing so you can focus on growing without ever having to experience the pain again.