Updated: Nov 5, 2021
One of the strategies I emphasize in business is to build a team around you. This is a concept that many business owners don't give a second thought to because they feel that their business doesn’t require a team. They believe that they are IT and they have to do everything! This is good way to hit the wall of burnout and overwhelm really fast!
Newsflash! You don’t have to do and be everything in your business!
Building a team doesn’t just have to mean having people work under you. Think in every direction – laterally, upwards and downwards. Building a team is about surrounding yourself with people who are reliable, passionate, skilled, and aligned with the vision that you have for your business.
Laterally – Who can you collaborate with that complements your business or services? Who can you delegate responsibility too? Who can you hire to do the things that you’re not good at so you can focus your time on the things that you are good at? Outsourcing your work frees up A LOT of time!
Upward – Do you have a mentor who you can go to for guidance and support? Or is there anyone who you aspire to be like because they are at a level of business that you want to be at? The lessons you can learn from this person will get you to your goals faster.
Downward – Can you hire someone to provide your services? For example, a coach can build a team of coaches in order to scale the business faster. Or you can hire an assistant or someone to delegate the time consuming tasks to.
This is how I scaled my dog walking and pet sitting business fast. Since I could only be in one place at a time, it only made sense to me to hire multiple people to be in several places at one time.
Business looks different now, as most of it is being done online. This is a great time to build a team! You don’t even have to live in the same country! Now, more than ever, there is so much opportunity scale your business globally.
For my dog walking and pet sitting business I have built a wonderful team of people who are passionate about what they do. They show up every day with a smiles on their faces and love in their hearts.
If you're looking to build a team and scale your business ( I have a very thorough hiring process) book your book your 30 minute discovery call with me and let's get started!