Ready to grow your business AND gain your personal time back as an entrepreneur? I’m sharing how to scale your business with a team on this blog. Let’s get started!
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Start with a Virtual Assistant
For any business owner, a virtual assistant is a wonderful addition to start with! Virtual assistants can allow you to focus on those higher-level tasks you might not currently have time for. Personally, a virtual assistant also helped organize my virtual office and created smoother work processes. Virtual assistants can offer many different levels of support and unique services. Whether you need someone to maintain your calendar and stay on top of your inbox or help manage your socials, I can’t recommend hiring this team member enough. Chat with your network for recommendations and take the time to find the best fit for your business.
Additional Team Members
Now let’s talk about hiring even more team members. Look at the other aspects of your business you would like to grow and currently need support in. This could likely look like bringing on an associate that processes some higher-level skills needed to carry out the services of your business. For example, if you are a wedding planner, you might hire an associate planner that can also plan and lead events. All of the sudden, you have room to book even more weddings! If you are a wedding photographer, maybe you decide to hire an editor.
If you aren’t to the point where you need permanent employees, you could also consider hiring contractors. These individuals can assist you with occasional tasks or some one-time, work that you need. As a wedding planner, I often hire contractors to assist with weddings.
Provide Support For Your Team
Yes, a team ultimately should allow you to focus on the higher-level tasks for your business and create a healthier work-life balance for you. However, they need support as well! Make sure to clearly define your team members’ job descriptions, pay rate, growth plan, and expected working hours per week from the start. There will be a learning curve with any new team member, so expect to set aside time to properly train and check-in. Continue to communicate with your team and be a strong resource. At the end of the day, this is your business and you want to feel informed and confident about the function of it. Providing this quality support for your team will empower them in their roles.
Don’t Stop Here
There is really just the overview of scaling your business with a team. I know you probably have so many more questions. If you would like even more guidance to properly grow your team, I’m not going to leave you hanging here! My friends, Dale and Ashley with the Abundance Group have created a 12-week Building Your Team Intensive to coach you through hiring team members, leading with ease, providing essential tools, and more.
Go sign up for the program to start building the business you truly desire.