Attention New Entrepreneurs, You Don’t Have to Do This Alone!
By Chris Austin, President of Ardiah Managed Services
Title: Attention New Entrepreneurs, You Don’t Have to Do This Alone! – Insights from Ardiah Managed Services President, Chris Austin
Author: Chris Austin, President of Ardiah Managed Services
Hello aspiring entrepreneurs,
I am Chris Austin, President of Ardiah Managed Services, and I am thrilled to share insights from my recent participation in the kickoff event for the Maine Center of Entrepreneur’s 2024 Top Gun class. This 15-week program is not just a pitch contest—it’s a transformative journey filled with educational content, mentoring, and coaching, offering a grand prize of $25,000 to the winner. The aim? To elevate businesses for long-term success.
One key lesson that resonated deeply with me during the event is a message every entrepreneur should take to heart—you don’t have to do everything alone. As entrepreneurs, we often fall into the trap of thinking we can handle every aspect of our business solo. However, I learned from the mentors that recognizing the value of your time is crucial. Every moment diverted from growing your business can cost more than you might realize.
At Ardiah Managed Services, we advocate for the idea that outsourcing is not a dirty word; it’s a strategic concept that proves its worth, especially when partnering with a company like Ardiah. We offer comprehensive solutions, including accounting, payroll, tax management, technology services, and payment solutions—all under one roof. Our goal is to keep everything seamlessly synced with your business plan, providing efficiency and freeing up your time for growth-focused activities.
While there is a cost associated with outsourcing, it is essential to dispel the notion that these services are prohibitively expensive. The investment is significantly lower than most entrepreneurs expect, and the returns in terms of time saved and increased focus on core business activities are immeasurable.
As a new entrepreneur, it’s natural to believe you can handle it all, especially in the early stages when the workload seems manageable. However, as your business grows, so do the demands on your time. That initial investment in outsourcing becomes a critical factor in avoiding the distraction of turning those tasks into a full-time job, diverting your focus from essential growth opportunities.
Our guiding principle at Ardiah Managed Services over the past several years has been clear and unwavering: “You focus on growth, we will do the rest!” We understand the challenges faced by new entrepreneurs, and we are here to provide the support and services needed for your success.
Before signing off, I want to extend my heartfelt congratulations to this year’s 2024 Top Gun class. May your entrepreneurial visions come to fruition, and I wish each participant the very best in their journey towards success, including the pursuit of the coveted $25,000 grand prize!