Every year more businesses close their doors. The relative few who keep their head above water are doing something right. That doesn’t mean there’s no room to improve.

In the beginning a business is an uphill battle. At some point you should figure out how this system works and become a well oiled machine. If that doesn’t happen after a few years you doing something wrong.

Stop and think, where can you automate? What can you do more efficiently? What isn’t working? In business there’s no room for laziness. If you won’t progress your competitors will. And by the time you notice what happened it will be too late. They will be so far ahead of you that you will never catch up.

Set aside time every quarter to see what you can improve. And make sure to follow the results regularly. Don’t make it easy to beat you at your own game.