We all strive for growth, don't we? No matter if its personal growth or company growth, or career growth, we need it to keep going, and besides, often they are interconnected. When I founded BizzBee Solutions I started doing what I knew best with the people I thought I knew best. I was working with entrepreneurs, providing them mostly with market research, business plan, product sourcing and prospecting. But no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't keep up with all the problems that the entrepreneurs were facing. I started to feel frustrated, useless and exhausted.
As BizzBee started to grow, it dawned on me that to help companies thrive, I actually need to work with companies. I started to focus my efforts on SMEs. We were doing numerous and various projects (mostly market research and prospecting ones), and were receiving amazing reviews. But on occasion, a couple of months after we've finished a project, some of the old clients will get in touch. Some would ask for more prospects, but some of them will hint that our efforts were in vain. I don't want to brag, but I'm absolutely sure about the quality of our services, so I knew that I had to search the problem someplace else.
A couple of days later, on a completely different note, I bought an automation software that was supposed to make my job easier and make me more productive. It was supposed to be the solution to my problems, but... As I was trying to use it, more and more problems were starting to pour in, some of them even more complected than the problem I was trying to solve in the first place. A train of thoughts started to form. Were some of my clients experiencing this same thing? Did my solution open a portal of new problems to them? Were some of the problems more complicated than the ones I was trying to solve for them?