Risk Aversion and Ego are major obstacles to moving small companies forward. If you are afraid to take chances, your company will idle in a nasty spot, and your resources may slip out from under you. If you are too confident in your own vision, your company may miss out on necessary opportunities for collaborative iteration. Simply put, you must be open-minded and accepting of change as a small business leader. Being small affords you the intimacy to avoid the scope and communication issues large companies have. Embrace your size. Keep your ears open. Be flexible. Move forward.