Is It Time For A Team?


From idea to launch, starting a business is a major move! There are so many elements that have to go in place before the business can go public and even after it’s open, there are still adjustments to be made.  Working to build a brand you’re proud of can take a lot of dedicated work and focus.  So much so, that it can be difficult to allow someone in to assist in the process...but sis...you can’t do it all alone.  Is it time for a team?


First of all, congratulations on taking the leap to start!  You pushed beyond limiting beliefs, persevered, and watched your idea grow into something that can help others.  Now, think about how much help you can use.  Consider how much time you may be spending on administrative tasks like calendar management, responding to emails, filtering through junk emails, creating SOPs (Standard Operation Procedures), and any other tasks that could take some of the work off of your hands.  You could do so much more and go much further with a team.


Now, you may be thinking, “I can’t afford to pay someone to help me right now.” That may be a very true statement for you if you’re thinking in terms of full-time employment.  However, there are ways to get help and provide compensation without driving yourself into debt! You can hire out using outsourcing apps and websites like Fiverr or PeoplePerHour.  You can also use your social media to advertise an opening for an intern.  This is a low-cost option when you’re not able to pay a substantial amount of money.  Another method to get help without spending a lot is to pay per job.  If you need someone to help manage your social media accounts, you can negotiate to pay them for each account they manage or the amount of content posted within a specific time frame. For example, $50.00 for every 10 posts each week.


Being a solo entrepreneur, or a #solopreneur is a great accomplishment, but in order to grow, we have to be willing to trust our vision in the hands of other qualified people.  Think through what you need to have done, the rate it would cost to get such a task accomplished, and start putting people in those roles.  It builds your business, develops you as a leader, and helps someone else flex their skills and expertise while making extra money on the side.  Building a team is a win for everyone. Don’t be afraid to expand!

 

By: Danada Hart