One of the toughest questions you may struggle with when growing your business is “How do I know it’s the right time to hire help?” It’s always good to hire help before you need it (no one wants to be in desperation mode when it’s time to hire!), but here are three tips to help you decide if the time is right.
You spend more time doing administrative work than networking and working with clients.
If the majority of your day is spent doing research, billing, customer service and social media posts, you need help. The basic, administrative tasks that occur daily should be handed off to someone so that you can focus all of your attention on gaining clients, creating products and growing your business. Think of if this way - an assistant maintains your business while you are working to grow it. No one else can do what you do, but plenty of people can answer the phone and respond to emails.
With each new client you get, you become more afraid that you can’t handle everything.
If the joy of gaining a new client is quickly squashed by the fear that there is no way you’ll be able to support them properly because you have so many things going on, it’s time to get help. When you surround yourself with people who can alleviate your stress by taking care of the fundamentals of your business, you can breathe and focus on new clients with a positive, relaxed attitude.
You want to start expanding into aspects of business you’re not strong in.
Thinking it’s time to start a podcast, create an online program, just start up an Instagram account, but you have no idea where to begin? This is absolutely the time to build up your team. Hire experts who know how to use the tools, understand what it is you need, and can create systems and programs easily - because that’s what they do.
Don’t wait until it’s too late (i.e. you’re overwhelmed) to bring help on board for your business. Even if it’s just bringing on an assistant for an hour each day, start building your team now so that your business can consistently grow with ease.
25+ years of business experience. 12+ years of virtual experience.