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Laura Berg, left, founder of My Smart Hands.

Laura Berg is the founder of Toronto-based My Smart Hands, which teaches sign language to parents of hearing babies.

Three things on Ms. Berg's mind:

1. The need to continuously be developing or improving on what I am offering. As my business grows I need to be able to meet the increasing demand for more product and curriculum. Growth and flexibility is key.

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2. The need to learn how to delegate. I started my company doing everything myself. Now I realize I can't be effective if I spread myself too thinly. I need to figure out what aspect of my business is important for me to control and hold on to and delegate the rest to people I trust.

3. As an entrepreneur, I am discovering the importance of needing to find a balance between personal/family life and business. When you don't have a 9-to-5 job it's hard to shut the work part down. I work at all hours of the day and night, whenever I find time. There are moments when I need to shut my computer down and take some me time. Finding that balance is crucial.

Check out the Your Business site to watch the latest installment of our Inside Jobs video series. My Smart Hands is this month's featured company.

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