When you first dreamt of your business, was it always just you against the world? Was it the solo super business hero without his faithful sidekick or did your plan to include a team of people like Batman and Robin or the Avengers team to share to load, the dream and the success?
Those dreams can feel like the distant childhood imaginings once you’re locked in soloist mode. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of highly professional, highly profitable soloists around and not everyone wants to manage a team or expand their business through hiring people.
But what about you? Go back to your original daydream before you started down the business path that you are on. Was it just you or did it involve a team of people?
If you’re ready to grow and take the next step towards that goal, there are some steps to take. Those steps depend on your vision and time frames and are as unique as your business, but they all share the following three things.
1. Define your Business Goals
You need to be able to articulate your business goals and translate the ideas into a plan for the future. Spend some time thinking about what your ideal business looks like. So what if you are just one person right now. Even if your vision is a multinational empire you have to start somewhere.
2. Identify the Right Resources
HR is not always about hiring people internally, it is about connecting you with the right external resources as well. Whether you need a marketing person you can trust to grow your client base, a financial wiz who can take the numbers on the page and unlock hidden value in your business, or a business coach identifying the right support is essential.
3. Be Accountable
Only when we are accountable to ourselves, our dreams become a reality. For many soloist who transitioned out of corporate life and are used to having someone there to encourage, problem solve and hold them accountable for delivering to their internal as well as external commitments, this can be challenging. But it doesn’t have to be. Share it with friends or family you don’t want to disappoint.
4. Use Free Business Tools
There are a lot of great free tools out there to help with your day-to-day admin. From CRM software to Social Media management, you can easily download free software on your computer that will make your life easier in just a few clicks. And don’t forget First Aid compliance – download Alsco’s free ‘Beginner’s Guide To First Aid Workplace Compliance’ and make sure to keep your business safe.
If you need help to get started, call us for a confidential, obligation free chat. We know what it’s like and we can help you. Sometimes, just being able to talk to someone with no preconceived ideas about you or your business can really make a difference. Why we offer this? Because we’re passionate about helping small business and we believe that big companies can grow from Soloists.
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