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Erin Braxton  |  April 5, 2022

As a huge proponent of doing things yourself in your business, I am also a realist.  What I recognized in my first business was that there are certain things I just wasn't going to do.  For me, it was accounting and bookkeeping. Not because I didn't think it needed to be done, but because the fear, dislike, and stress this brought me, kept me in avoidance.  And it never got marked off of my to-do list.  This aspect of my business became neglected and got way out of control, ultimately my business failed.  One of the big reasons it did.  

Full disclosure:   It wasn't until three years after starting The Rebel Geek that I hired a bookkeeper and got my shit together.  I actually paid my bookkeeper to go back and reconcile all three years and do things the right way!  

Don't make the mistake I made.  If you don't like something, and it brings you so much anxiety and  stress that you avoid it, find help.  It may cost you a little money, but the weight of that "chore" is lifted.  Just make sure you have at least a small understanding of what you're paying someone to do.  Whether it's creative, marketing, tech, or administrative.  Don't run your business from inside a vacuum, hoping and assuming others are going to do right by you.  As I will continue to say, learn something.  Even if it's a small something, it can save you from getting yourself played in business.

About Erin Braxton

As a web and online marketing consultant, Erin has helped clients confidently build and grow their online presence.  Her love for entrepreneurs and all things small business has been a passion for over 14 years.  As an entrepreneur, herself, Erin knows how to coach and lead small businesses through their online journeys.  Read More

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