Today is cement day for me. One of my personal projects is some landscaping in our backyard. As I get ready to pour some cement walls and pathways, I'm digging, aligning and leveling my form boards. I want the cement work to be level and positioned to properly hold back some dirt and support a lot of foot traffic.
How is this related to your small business at home success and profit?
Every function in small businesses is inter-connected. One function that is out of level is likely connected to another function. If a function is not "on the level", it's inter-connected functions are weakened and may give way, run up or down hill too quickly or slowly or be crooked.
I know this analogy is a bit far fetched, but I believe it makes sense to check level before mixing and pouring a lot of concrete. Once it sets its very difficult to correct.