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6 Ways You Are Holding Your Business Back -- and What to Do About It

As your business grows, your original road map may not be the best path to success. But letting go of your vision (and control) is not easy.
Source: Benedetto Cristofani
Benedetto Cristofani

Launching and growing a business is never easy -- especially when it's time to let go and let others do some of the work. Sometimes, you can actually be holding back your company from growth. So, what do you do if you're the problem? Six entrepreneurs chime in. 

1. Trust your team.

“I used to review each line of told me I was creating a large bottleneck. I had to learn to tolerate incongruities with the way I think our brand should come to life and the way it actually does. Today, I see most brand creative when our customers do. It’s not easy, but empowering our team gives me space to think about the brand's evolution.”

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