Big Details and Little Details: Finding the Right Balance When You’re Trying To Get Rich

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Everybody wants to get rich, right? It’s almost a silly question to ask. But, there is a reason that there are far fewer rich people than poor people. The distribution of resources in any given group of people is always going to be stilted. If you want to end up on the high side of this equation, you have to recognize all of the different details, contexts, and circumstances that go into making money. You have to understand the significant information, and you have to follow the little details.

Take a few examples of situations where you have to be very intellectual about your financial decisions as they relate to your desire for more money. Whenever you own a business, you have to keep it clean, in a very literal sense. That means that details regarding maintenance and dirt are exceptionally important. Second, you have to keep your money in obsessively good order. Getting accounting issues wrong is a great way to lose profitability. Third, your people are your most valuable resource. If you get too caught up in what your people do instead of who they are, you’ll find that is a fast track to failure.

The Dirty Details

Think about some dirty details in the restaurant business. What happens to all of your used commercial grease? If that sounds like an odd question, think of how prevalent it is within every store where there is any cooking involved. One of your number one concerns regarding the maintenance of your facility is going to be how well you clean up your grease traps. You don’t have to be solely responsible for this if you contract with a company that makes it their job to do this professional cleaning for you.

Keeping Your Money In Order

As a business owner, your bottom line is always going to be making money. But there is an incredible number of details that you have to filter through to find out income, expenses, prices, costs, overhead, and everything in between. By creating a business budget early and then giving it to someone whose primary focus will be your accounting procedures, that will free your mind up to do the more creative or discerning work.

Human Resources Management

When you own a company, you might think that your product and your profit are the two most important things to keep in mind. However, this is not the case. Over and over again, studies have shown that people are more important than products. In other words, your single most valuable resource is the people who work for you. Find out how to keep your employees happy. Then no matter what you’re selling, will have a consistent oversight conducted by people you trust.