THE BENEFITS OF A STRONG SUPPORT SYSTEM IN BUSINESS September 29, 2020 | Franchise | business growth , small business , motivation By Stepha Vesper, NPI, Inc.'s Marketing Communications Specialist Oftentimes in business, you find yourself making difficult decisions without anyone else to consult. Trying to decide what is best for you and your company is extremely stressful, and you may find yourself avoiding these tough calls altogether. So where can you turn to when you need a helping hand? Building a Support System A support system can be a great way to help you as a business owner deal with complex decision-making and any issues you may encounter along the way. You’ll have the ability to brainstorm solutions from an array of different perspectives, looking at a problem from all angles and forming a viewpoint you may never have otherwise. Support systems can also serve as a valuable tool for keeping yourself accountable and reaching your goals. Using Close Connections as a Lifeline Having a group of people with firsthand knowledge of your industry and small business ownership makes complex decisions a bit easier to navigate. Never hesitate to turn to your NPI/GPI family! We’re here to support each other in all things, whether it’s technical advice, marketing strategies or business management operations. Friends and family might not have the same insider knowledge fellow business owners do, but they’re still a great resource. For one, they can give input from a consumer’s perspective (often, a brutally honest one!). More importantly, they know your personality, including your strengths and weaknesses. This can help you step back and see yourself in a new light as a business owner. Bettering Yourself As you continue to build and reach out to your support system, you will notice subtle changes in your attitudes and behaviors. Open communication between various people can relieve built-up stress, and you no longer feel the heavy burden of facing a problem alone. There’s a certain sense that you are more in control of your life and can take charge when you need to. The skills you learn and traits that you develop can then transfer over into your business. Overall, you’ll be happier and more productive when you begin to grow yourself and your company. The NPI Support System We can’t shout it from the rooftops loud enough! National Property Inspections offers an unparalleled support system for you to utilize. Through classes, workshops and our inspector forum, you’ll have the opportunity to form lasting connections with fellow franchisees. Our home office staff is also always available to help you with any concerns or general uncertainties. Combining NPI with your other support systems means you’ll always be developing your skills and growing your business. Interested in starting your own NPI franchise? National Property Inspections has the tools to help you succeed in the property inspection business. Reach out to us today to learn more! About the Author Stepha Vesper, Marketing Communications Specialist Stepha has more than five years’ experience in marketing, content creation, SEO and copywriting. Her favorite part of her job is assisting franchisees with their digital marketing strategies so they reach their goals that much faster. When she isn’t at work, Stepha is going on adventures with her basset hound, Frank, and husband, Zach, perusing used bookstores, reading or writing.