Organization Chart for Chief Operating Officer

The small business owner may have very few if any other officers in the business and will have to be the Chief Operating Officer.  This organization chart illustrates the management responsibilities.

The small business owner has to excel in time management to spend quality time working "on" the business in marketing, operations, finance,  and outsourced ancillary services as the chief operating officer.   If the owner spends too much time working "in" the business in only one sector with little attention to other sectors, problems will occur.  Read an excellent book by Michael E. Gerber called  "The E Myth Revisted".