Business getting a little ‘rocky‘? Relationships becoming ‘unseated‘? Too many details to ‘rustle‘ with? Maybe it’s time to stop horsing around and get some professional business support.
‘Not enough time’ is what I hear most often. Most solopreneurs discover they just don’t have the time or all the skills to deal with the everyday demands on their own. This can be especially true when it comes to keeping up with the ever changing world of technology. Before long, the relationship between them and their business, clients and prospects begins to suffer and so too, the bottom line. Many sadly, just don’t make it. If you are relating to this scenario, maybe it’s time to get serious about finding the right kind of support to move your business forward. Here are a few things to consider.
1. You CAN Afford the Help:
I hear business owners saying that they can’t afford to outsource. I say you can’t afford not to. If the time you are spending on all the details is taking you away from billable time or closing sales, then you are being ineffective. Furthermore, the income you are losing could be paying for that support.
Choosing to work with a support professional shouldn’t be about a ‘quick and dirty race to the finish‘ on that one-time task. Instead you should be looking to find and build a lasting relationship with someone who, as a professional business owner like yourself, has the necessary business experience, skills and industry knowledge to help you propel your business forward.
2. It’s a Partnership
If you hire Social Media Support, the person you hire is not just posting your blog; they become your Public Relations Representative or your VP of Marketing, etc. They should have and be respected for the experience they bring to the table and be able to counsel and make recommendations as well as help you execute the plan. A good partnership can be like a well oiled dressage team. Each contributes masterfully. One excels because of the other. The magic comes from repeated long term effort on both parts to achieve success and will overtime, appear effortless.
3. It’s OK to trust someone else with your business.
A successful working relationship with a business partner requires trust on both parts. This partner should have an innate willingness to help you succeed in your business goals. That’s what a good business partner does! They should be there to help you leap over those obstacles. A really good partnership means both parties know when to be the horse and when to be the rider. But you get what you pay for, so make sure you check credentials, experience, work ethic and personality. It needs to be the right fit for you and your business.
So what are you waiting for? How long can you go on without getting the right kind of help?
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Until next time,