Capacity is an interesting word. In business, there are a myriad of meanings and contexts. There is leadership capacity, staffing capacity, and operational capacity to name a few.
As a small business owner, you can reach your own leadership capacity. For example, if you don’t learn the skills of delegating, you’ll hit your personal productivity limit. The reality is you can stunt your business from growing because you can only grow your business to the maximum amount that you can personally handle.
Then, there’s the ripple effect. If you don’t delegate to a team, then they won’t learn the necessary skills. If they don’t learn the skills, then you will be missing necessary leadership proficiency. As you scale your business, you won’t have the bench strength to take care of operations or your customers.
If you don’t understand the operational capacity of your machines, IT storage, or even your new computers, you’ll be putting out fires, rather than proactively planning. The first step is recognizing your capacity to scale.
When will you hit capacity in all areas of your business?
This is an important question to ask. As you scale your business, you want to know what the growing pains will be before you experience them.
If you would like a framework to scale your business, join us for the Wake Up Profitable Boot Camp for Business Owners on April 27-28, 2017 at Davenport University in Livonia, Michigan. Registration information at http://www.wakeupprofitable.com. Register before March 31 to take advantage of the tuition scholarship and installment program.