It probably started with the first person you hired. As a brand new small business owner, you hired your first employee without knowing exactly what role they would play, a well thought-out job description, no skills testing or resume checking, no source of funding for their pay check and no game plan for getting the best they had to give. Guess who you hired? You hired "You" for the position of business owner and every other job you're currently doing.
Don Osborne in his article "Employee Hiring Mistakes" expands on fours steps you can take to avoid the same small business hiring mistakes in the future. Although you may have been the only available choice for many of the jobs your small business start up needs to fill to get started, not avoiding these mistakes in the near term could have a negative impact for future success.