Tuesday March 6, 2018
You love being an entrepreneur. You have a few regular clients, your social media posts see steady engagement, and your business is growing fast. I’d say “lucky you” – but it has nothing to do with luck. You’ve worked hard for this! But you’ve done it all alone. Being a business owner can be tiring and stressful when you’re carrying all the responsibilities on your own shoulders.
There comes a point when you have to consider support. Even the most savvy business owner can’t achieve all of their goals all by themselves. Especially if you’re a solopreneur, you should concentrate on the things you are truly passionate about and consider hiring help to handle the rest. By doing what you’re great at, you’ll help draw in new clients with your passion and joy, while someone else handles the busy work behind the scenes.
If you think you’ve reached that tipping point, here are a few suggestions to help you find the right support:
- Determine what tasks you’d like to hand off. There are probably things in your business that you dislike doing, or are just plain bad at doing, whether it’s answering emails or handling bookkeeping. If you’ve been doing all your own marketing, or scheduling your own newsletters, but it’s not really your niche, there’s no shame in hiring a specialist!
- Think about the type of relationship you’d like. Some business owners want to be highly involved in the projects they assign to their contractors, while some just want to hand off the work and be done with it. Take that into account when you’re searching for your new teammate and find someone that matches your vibe.
- Prepare your business. Handing off work to someone new requires a little prep, and you need to be ready for it. Make sure you have all the information that your contractor will need ready to go (like logins, passwords, client information, etc.), so everything can be handed off seamlessly and work can begin asap.
- Research available options. There is a world of different support options out there, so you should have no problem finding someone that fits your particular needs! Look for a person or group that specializes in what you need help with and narrow it down from there.
- Find like-minded people. Now, interview everyone on your list! It’s essential to have a good working relationship with anyone on your team, so never hire someone without having an actual 1-on-1 chat beforehand.
If you’d like to find out if we’re a great match, schedule a complimentary Get-To-Know-Ya call, where we can each spend 15 minutes talking about what we do and what we’re looking for.