Am I growing too fast?
Growing too Fast...
The other day a friend said to me they were afraid of growing too fast because he was afraid of attracting too many clients, if only we all had that problem, right?
This got me thinking, is my friend afraid of success or is this a really concern? The answer is a bit of both. It is a real issue, when you are feeling you have too much on your plate and not enough infrastructure to support growth. The fear comes because the company does not yet have the systems in place it needs to really grow the way you would like.
In order to solve this issue, you need to first manage your time. Time Management is the key to success, once you have that, you will be able to really get in and build your infrastructure. The next thing you need is a good CRM (Customer Relationship Management) tool. This will help you manage your client/customer information and give you quick access to your customers' needs. There are a lot of good ones out there, a very cool new and easy one is Batchbook it works with facebook and gmail.
Finally, you need to realize you can handle growth because you are in control. You and you only will decide the number of clients/customers you get. More importantly, there is nothing wrong with putting people on a waiting list. Just keep in touch with them via email or having webinars until you are ready to take them on. Don't let fear limit you; with a bit of time management and creative thinking you can grow at your own pace.