Your business is growing! Great! But do you have the tools and people in place to continue that growth without overwhelming yourself? Now’s a great time to take stock and see where you may need to hire help.
For example, do you know the status of your current business and whether your systems are effective? Do you have the resources needed to effectively run and grow your business? Have you evaluated your customer satisfaction and loyalty programs? Your freelancers and staff? Do you have the resources, support and the manpower you need to set up and run programs on a daily basis?
If not, then these are some areas and routines that need to change as the season changes – you need to implement new growth strategies for your business. Below is some information that I have about how you can kick off the next season of your business with a strong start to generate solid numbers and a net profit.
Tips for growing your business
If you want to grow your business beyond where it is today, it’s going to require taking on a few more hands and heads to help you think through and effectively grow your business.
When you consider whether you’re going to hire freelancers or full-time employees, it can bring on a lot of heartache and fear when struggling to bring on the right kind of staff –all while continuing to run your business.
The problem that I’ve noticed is that although some business owners are hiring additional help, they’re not doing it well… And if you don’t hire people well and do it the right way, it is going cause you to take a step back rather than a step forward.
Things you need to do to hire help that’s reliable
Regardless of what kind of people you need to hire or when you need to hire them, the following are some things that you as a business owner or mompreneur need to do first in order to ensure that you get the right people on board and that you do not undo all of the hard work that you’ve already done.
1. Don’t line someone up and continue to spend money on them if you are frustrated with them, you don’t trust them or you have difficulty delegating work that eventually bounces back and circles its way back to you.
2. Acknowledge why this is happening in the first place. While coaching for many years, I can tell you that when you set out as a business owner, you probably didn’t get a degree in HR. While you’re very good at what you do, you probably don’t have the best communication style to effectively attract the right people that you need to do the job. Like so many of us, as a result, you probably carry a certain amount of assumptions in your head and believe you are communicating effectively when in reality you are not. Ask yourself, why you didn’t hire the right person for the job?
If you believe job duties were obvious and that it should go without saying, then that’s when you should stop and look at yourself in the mirror and realize that you are the problem. I’m not meaning to be rude but an observant coach. Whenever you are making assumptions, you probably need to communicate outwardly to those you are hiring rather than assume they will know what you’re thinking; which brings me to my third point.
3. Although your assumptions (that you have in your head) are important, get good at writing down what is obvious and important as part of the job description. Review it with job candidates during the interviewing process and let them know what your expectations are at that point. You can then get a gut feeling about whether they’re the best fit in the process. (This improves hiring the right person by 100%.)
I hope you find these growth strategies helpful when you decided to hire help. These three simple tips make such a difference when it comes to getting the right person for the job. For more guidance and specific tips for your situation, that’s where my coaching can be even more useful – so contact me today!