An entrepreneur who is trying to build a house at night. You managed to find some success, but its not clear what to do next and how to grow.
DO NOT know where and how to seek help
As long as you don’t know what the system should be, you don’t understand what the company needs right now and what kind of outside help to look for. For example, hire a sales trainer, implement financial planning or do lead generation, etc.
"Reinventing the wheel"
Instead of implementing a proven formula, you waste time trying to "reinvent the wheel" making costly mistakes. When the solution has already been found.
SURVIVE instead of THRIVE
Due to the lack of a clear organization in business, you are engaged in “fire fighting” and operations. You do not have time for strategy and progress. You eventually "Scale the Chaos" and it becomes exponentially worse.
Company grows but profitability decreases. Over the years Revenue has been the same or decreases. Company expenses including employee salaries are eating up profits. You begin to lose hope because it is not clear how this could be resolved however you see successful examples and understand it is possible.