When you start a small business, it seems lofty to think that one day you will need to hire people to help you run it. Here is a couple of ways to see if hiring someone or using a freelance for their services makes sense for your business:
You don’t know how to do it.
This is obvious, but if there are business skills you don’t feel comfortable with executing…it would be harmful to wing it. If money is an issue, do your research (YouTube is your friend) so you can make an educated decision on if this is something you can handle on your own or need to farm out.
You just simply do not want to do or have zero time to do it.
One of the best pieces of business advice ever given was this: Think of things you simply do not want to do that are essential to make your business or home life run smoothly and find ways to have someone or something do them for you.
A great example is to consider hiring someone (even once a month) to come to clean your house. You are now an entrepreneur that has poured blood, sweat, and tears into your business. This is now a day in and day out process which no longer entails a time clock or a nine to five mentality. The last thing you want to do on a Saturday morning is to drag out the vacuum.
Using Shipt and a bookkeeper also comes to mind. Basically, digging deep into thinking about the tasks you dislike and wish someone could take them off your hands so you can focus on building your business lies in this category. The adage —Work Smarter not Harder comes to mind. Embrace it and learn to delegate.
Adding people to your village will help you and your business succeed and will warrant the investment!