Many successful small business owners will tell you that they are a harsher taskmaster than any boss they ever had before. That said, it’s easy for small business owners to take advantage of the freedom running a business affords. You can easily wind up off track, with no one to reel you back in. As Eileen Gunn points out at inc.com, accountability can be a great took to stay on task.
Gunn suggests using colleagues, family, friends, and others as an accountability group. Let folks know what’s next for your small business, and you’ll have an extra reason to get things done, and done on time. She also notes that bringing on a contractor – such as a web developer or copywriter – puts your schedule in line with someone else’s and provides a financial incentive to maintain momentum.