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Small Business...Ebbs and Waves

Last night, I came across an article from the New York Times titled "Top 10 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail" by Jay Goltz and it caught my attention. So much so that I felt the need to send it onto my other colleagues and female business owners.

You can read it here!

But one of the tips that got my attention was #2 ...."Owners who cannot get out of their own way. They may be stubborn, risk adverse, conflict adverse -- meaning they need to be liked by everyone (even employees and vendors who can't do their jobs). They may be perfectionist, greedy, self-righteous, paranoid, indignant, or insecure. You get the idea. Sometimes, you can even tell these owners the problem, and they will recognize that you are right -- but continue to make the same mistakes over and over"

Believe it or not, but I am already encountering these types of business owners and it's a tough conundrum. You sometimes want to shake them and say "Wake up!" but you know that's…