The business worries that give SME owners sleepless nights
Our very own Leigh Tomlin took part in an interview with the Irish Times last year and gave some insight into the struggles of finding new employees, here’s what he had to say:
“We would like to hire, but are not impressed by the attitude of would-be employees,” he says. “They seem to think they can start at the top rather than work their way up.”
Like Toal, Tomlin found getting away from his business to be almost impossible. “You get bogged down in day-to-day activities and what joining the Plato programme did for me was to stress the importance of taking time out.
“I now spend an hour a day working on the business not in it. As a result, I have a more structured and strategic view, and because we’re more focused we’re better at making decisions and we get more done.”
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