It’s no surprise that entrepreneurs and small business owners wear a lot of hats. But as their business grows and their client funnel becomes reliable and predictable, they continue playing multiple roles.
Are you still handling everything from planning annual goals to marketing plans to finding resources to answering each and every customer service email? If you are, chances are better than good that you’re actually LOSING BUSINESS by trying to do it all yourself. Why?
You can’t do it all. Nor should you!
What are you good at? Why are you in business anyway? If you’re a coach, then coaching is your biggest talent. If you’re a yogi, your gift is your ability to teach others about the body-mind connection. And I’m betting that dealing with how to get your online shopping cart working, or entering customer information into your database or tracking down team members to see if their work is done is not your strong suit.
So why are you spinning your wheels doing tasks you aren’t meant to do, and that distract you from your real work?
There’s a simple way to not only grow your business but to also keep your sanity. You stick to what you’re really good at. For the rest, hire an online business manager to work with you as a trusted partner, someone who will take on a supervisory role over your team, your business operations, and even your finances. And you can focus on your mission.
If you’re sick and tired of playing chief cook and bottle washer, it may be time for you to get an online business manager. To find out, you can take my brief self-assessment quiz. Just answer 16 quick yes/no questions to learn if your business is ready to grow (and if you’re ready to let go of the day-to-day details).