When building your business, the fastest way to grow it is to focus on your systems that attract your preferred clients and bring in revenue. As I work with my students on their Business Blueprint, I recommend also putting together a team to accelerate their results.
Some of my clients are initially uneasy about adding the expense of a team. However, when tasks are not implemented they will cost you in:
1. Creative space in your head.
The more your head gets cluttered with all of the things to run your business, the more you will procrastinate on the very systems, tasks or strategies that can build a highly profitable business. There’s so much chaos that gets trapped in your head, that your greatest ideas go unrealized. Some of your ideas could change the world. You may even look for the next silver bullet when all you need to do is have the leverage of a team to implement your ideas.
2. Leads and sales.
You can only grow your business to the maximum amount of tasks you can personally handle. If you don’t have a team and systems, that pre-qualify your prospects, you end up talking with people who may not be your ideal client. You will also lose sales because you don’t have an effective and timely way to keep in touch.
3. Your time freedom.
You would be surprised at how much time you’re already investing in doing tasks yourself that could be delegated. In the Profitability Lab: Introduction, we calculate the amount of time and money spent on doing tasks that could be delegated. One of my students realized exactly how he could spend more time with his family and increase his profits at the same time.
Hiring a team doesn’t necessarily mean hiring a full-time employee. Other alternatives include hiring temporary staff or an independent contractor. These staffing alternatives can help you accelerate your results.
Once you identify your needs, it’s easy to select the right assistance. How can you find the right talent? Try these steps to determine your hiring talent needs:
1. Create a list of all your outstanding tasks.
2. Prioritize the list and identify those most important and urgent parts of your business.
3. Identify the knowledge, skills, abilities and natural wiring the person needs to accomplish the tasks.
4. Tap into your network to attract the right resources or person.
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