Perhaps your idea for a business stems from the job you already have. Maybe you're a graphic designer and have ideas about how you would run things if this was your business. That’s ambitious, but it's not the only thing you need to start a successful enterprise.
Michael Gerber's book The E-Myth Revisited discusses this concept. To launch a successful company, you need to be an entrepreneur, a manager, and a technician. Few people naturally excel in all three areas.
The general break down between the three types are:
- Entrepreneur: The entrepreneur type is one that lives in the future, they are a natural visionary. Typically they don’t like to implement on the vision, but to create the vision. Don’t try and box in the visionary or you won’t get 100% from them.
- Manager: The manager is more of the operator, they love to come up with crafting strategies and assigning tactics. Unlike the entrepreneur they thrive on boundaries like budgets and timelines.
- Technician: The technician is a doer. They need a task and the resources to complete it. As with the entrepreneur it is best not to tell the technician how to do their job, but tell them what the result is that you need and any other details. Then get out of the way.