Like the African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child, I would also say: it takes a village to raise a business
The key to growing your business was not what you did, but who you did it with?
The power of building relationships with the right people is what makes the world turn for most entrepreneurs.
Connecting with the right people can often make all the difference.
It takes a village to build a business.
Your village will, and should, grow and change as your business grows and changes.
The people who surround you on day one may still be there in year five, but they may be joined by several others who support your continual growth.
The important thing is that you realise that you need your village and don’t try to go it alone.
PS: The village can be coaches and mentors, incubators, venture funders, bankers, customers come friends, worker bees, cheerleaders etc.