Projects and project management are sometimes thought to be the exclusive domain of larger companies. However, projects are simply the means by which we introduce change in organisations, so all businesses, large and small, that are attempting to change and adapt by definition are carrying out projects. Common examples of projects in small businesses may include setting up a company website, establishing the office in a new location, or implementing a new product. For ambitious small companies looking to grow and expand, the need to initiate the right projects and achieve the desired results is even more vital than it is for huge national and multi-national businesses. This article examines six reasons why small businesses avoid adopting a project management approach to managing change and how small business would benefit from a systematic, project approach.