How entrepreneurs avoid being bottlenecks in their own businesses
13th October 2023 • The Thriving Entrepreneur • David Foster & Rachelle Leerling
00:00:00 00:22:26

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Ever wondered why some businesses hit roadblocks that slow down progress?

In this episode, we're diving into how entrepreneurs can (unintentionally) become a bottleneck in their business.

What you will discover:

  • How do you differentiate between a bottleneck and just regular delays?
  • Why do these roadblocks even pop up in the first place?
  • Practical solutions to tackle these bottlenecks head-on


- Evidence of bottlenecks caused by founders - employee feedback, comparing to competitors, mapping out processes on paper (00:02:03)

- Psychological reasons bottlenecks happen - ego, "that's how we've always done it", startup hangover mentality (00:11:07)

- Figuring out why the bottleneck exists before trying to implement change (00:12:11)

- Looking at your role in the bottleneck by reverse engineering the process (00:13:04)

- Building a business that can run without your constant oversight (00:14:05)

- Embracing the identity change as your business grows - moving from "doing" to guiding and optimizing (00:17:21)

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