Can you use the principle of Occam’s razor in your business?

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Can you use the principle of Occam’s razor in your business?

I recently stumbled upon the principle of Occam’s razor.

Occam’s razor states that, if you have two competing ideas to explain the same phenomenon, you should prefer the simpler one.

So, the most likely solution is the simpler one.

In my work with small businesses, I’m always stressing the idea of keeping things simple.

Operating with simplicity enables growth in a business and has the added benefit of being much easier to run, and work in.

  • Has your business become overcomplicated?
  • How can you simplify?

For example, if you’re looking to get more sales, you could look to a complicated solution of doing Facebook Ads. You’d have to spend some time learning all the technical side of how it works, trial some ads, learn from them, improve them, and then Facebook will probably go and change how it all works!

Or you could follow a simpler solution of contacting some previous customers and seeing if they have a need for more of whatever you’re selling.

If you don’t have enough time in the week to get everything done, you could take on an employee. You’d have to spend time recruiting them, interviewing them, onboarding them, training them, maybe even moving to a new office so you have space for them.

Or you could take a simpler solution of hiring an experienced virtual assistant for a few hours a week.

Remember, keep things simple!

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Alison Bradford

Alison Bradford is a business coach who works with smart, ambitious business owners to get clarity about how they can grow their business and increase profit. Sign up here to learn 6 easy ways you can boost profit in your business today.
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