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You may have started out operating your business on your own but, even with automation, how long can you run your business before you become ineffective? Every day there’s a lot to do and not all of it can be automated. It’s inevitable that, at some point, you will realise: two hands just aren’t enough!
Can you scale your business without the help of others?
To an extent, yes, but there is a limit on what one person can do ….. and for how long!
With only one pair of hands and a mere 24 hours in a day, there is a limit to how many evenings (and weekends) you can work before collapsing in a heap.
To scale your business, gain freedom and to create space: You need the help of others!
Have you previously thought about getting someone to help?
Did you decide not to proceed ?
“By the time I explain everything, I might as well just do it myself”
Maybe you have exciting plans to grow the business but don’t have time to get on with it?
Maybe you have your own way of doing things and feel vulnerable about letting go because no one will do them like you?
I’ve experienced all these anxieties because when your business is your baby it’s hard to let go, but if you want to grow, you need help.
We all know successful businesses, but how many of the owners work alone?
Where to Start?
Begin by rounding up all your Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Identify repetitive tasks that others could do but you continue to manage them yourself.
I know this sounds horribly dull, but if you think about it, there’s a process for everything. Whether it’s booking a flight or making a cup of tea. Your business is packed full of them and to scale your business you’ve got to get them out of your head.
Let me show you how
I have created a video to demonstrate how you can document your SOPs as you work, and, I’ll show you how to store your SOPs without paying a monthly subscription.
Once you’re done, you’ll have a process for everything you do in your business and this will make hiring someone a breeze.
Whether you’re outsourcing or taking on an employee they’ll have everything they need to do their job, or your job, whichever way you want to look at it.
You will need:
A screen recorder – there are plenty of free options available.
This isn’t your directorial film debut and so you don’t need to go mad and buy a complete recording and editing suite. Opt for a screen recorder that will also record your microphone. If you’re not sure which to go for, get in touch and I’ll help you choose.
That’s it. That’s all you need to get started. Now it’s time to watch the 4 minute video.