A common piece of advice for business owners like yourself, who want to grow their business is to hire team members who can do the support work so you can focus your efforts on money-making tasks. In other words, don’t waste your time doing bookkeeping or answering emails because you’ll make more money selling your signature program/product or serving your clients.
So how’s a business supposed to run smoothly when you’re not doing those necessary support tasks? Here’s how…hire people to do those tasks for you. There are expert virtual assistants who can create an organized inbox with filters, folders, and labels in mere minutes. There are expert Bookkeepers who find joy in numbers and live for balancing your books each month. And there are still others who adore creating online content and helping customers with their questions and problems. This is the team you need to create.
#1: There’s Not Enough Time in Your Day
If this is your excuse for not getting tasks done, then it’s time to hire at least one team member. Make a list of your most pressing tasks that need doing and hire the appropriate person for the job. Start small if necessary, paying a virtual assistant for 5 hours a month, for instance, and then work up from there as you become more comfortable delegating tasks to your virtual assistant. And there you have it…you’ve just gained 5 hours in your month so use it wisely.
#2: You Can’t Clone Yourself
There is one ONE of you and while in the past you may have been everything to every aspect of your business, to effectively grow and scale your business, you would need more than one of you…and since that’s impossible, this leads back to you keeping your focus on the money-making tasks and the other tasks you can delegate. Here are a few ideas: hire a ghostwriter to write your book or programs; hire a Virtual Assistant to help with administrative tasks; hire a Customer Service Specialist to respond to your client inquiries. While they work, you work on building relationships with your clients and prospects.
#3: You Don’t Have Time to Learn the Latest Technology
Technology is wonderful and keeps improving every day but who has the time to learn all these programs and apps? Canva is certainly a cool tool for designing graphics but instead of fooling around for hours to design your book covers or social media graphics, hire a graphic designer who already knows about design and color principles and likely has the latest and greatest design program. There’s no learning curve here. You only have to explain your vision to the designer and let them take over. Again, focus on your money-making activities.
Now, you might be saying to yourself … “I Don’t Know What Tasks to Give Up!”
Giving up control can be intimidating but if you have a strategic plan and know exactly what tasks YOU want to handle, the art of delegation becomes much easier. If you need help planning these next steps in your business, then it’s time to have a VIP Day with us to develop your Business Accelerator Roadmap that will organize your big vision, goals and what the next steps look like to propel your business forward. Using your score from our Accelerator Assessment, we will work with you in the 5 areas of PURPOSE – PLANNING – PROCESSES – PEOPLE – PROFIT, set goals and break those goals down into doable action steps. After you get a plan in place, it will become clearer what type of team member roles you’ll need and for which tasks.
Connect with us today and let’s get started on developing the plan to elevate your business!