When should I hire someone to help out with my business?
What contractual setup works best?
A full-time employee? A freelancer? A need-basis contractor?
This is a big one. There’s a lot to take into account before you decide to hire.
What do I look for?
How do I ensure they will go above and beyond for my business?
Or am I just being a baby and need to grind a little harder on my own?
You want your business to take off. After all, it’s your baby and you want to see it do exceptionally well. And as the saying goes, it takes a village.
But, just think, you’re already stretched thin wearing so many hats. Even worse, your business is suffering because of it.
The potential for your business to grow and take off as you’ve never imagined is INSANE! Yet, you're scared of making a misstep. I get that.
But here’s a question you might want to ask yourself,
Can I really afford not to?
Mistakes suck, but they’re necessary. For your business to reach new heights you need people that support and are willing to put in the effort in order to achieve your vision. Expertise and energy that you probably don't have right now.
As a result, these superheroes can lighten your workload tremendously and give you the peace of mind you need.
Don't overlook these traits before you hire. Surely, there are other traits we haven't mentioned that are also important. Decide which are best suited to you and your business.
We need people that are:
Honest People that communicate openly and constructively are a goldmine. Whether something is or isn’t working, they will surely let you know. Not only truth-tellers but truth seekers.
Proactive The forecasters, the innovators, the decision-makers. They don’t sit on their laurels and wait to play the defensive position. They’re always monitoring and actively participating in efforts to take your business to the next level. Adept at going the extra mile.
Leaders These people know how to bring people together. They take charge and have a magnetic ability to earn confidence and trust. They practice what they preach.
These 3 traits, as simple as they may seem, can be the start of a beautiful and fruitful relationship between you, your business, and your superheroes.
1. What's your reason for hiring right now?
2. What other traits would you add to your list of the ideal candidate?
♡ Much, much love.