Your financials are your friends. As the CEO of the company, your financial results and the teammate that keeps you informed are your two keys to success. Expect to get your finanical information within weeks of any period end. No excuses and no delays. Pay yourself a dividend by getting information on your most important asset - your business. What do you need to know to grow? Your statistics on performance - how do you rank against your competitors, how did you perform over the prior period, where are you growing remarkably, and where are you spending with no corresponding results. You have to ask questions, expect answers, then make decisions.