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Can 1 Person Change a Business?

The quick answer: No.

Ok you can close your browser now…

Damn thats cliche

Can 1 person change a business?

You can’t really say. I mean Steve Jobs was said to have “changed” Apple and make it a dominant company in the tech space, but he never did it alone.

You can’t change a business alone. Lets get that out of the way now.

If you’re an entrepreneur or have your own business and you’re trying to be superman (or woman) then it is possible.

But you’re risking your health.

Your time.

Your relationships.

and most likely your insanity.

Ok hold on chill out. I’m just stating the obvious here.

I’ve been working 3 months now for a Home Decor business based in Los Angeles. They usually handle B2B sales and everything is done by paper. They subcontracted me out to help their business “Go Digital.”

Now, here’s the problem…

This company has been operating the same since 1965. Everything about their product logistics and business models is kind of dated. The most modern thing in the office was probably me.

I came in excited to make a change, but soon realized I can’t do it all.

Discussing issues with management is a drag.

Seasoned employees aren’t interested in change.

They are severely understaffed…and the list goes on.

Good people. Great business.

But 1 person isn’t going to change company culture.

1 person isn’t going to develop online infrastructure that integrates with Quickbooks.

1 person isn’t going to operate an e-commerce site

and 1 person isn’t going to generate sales.

Every business needs to find its balance.

But don’t expect 1 person to change a business.

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Zach Basner from Inbound
Published inBusiness and Startups

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