If you are at the point in your business where you want to hire a support team the biggest feeling you might be have is overwhelm. Our businesses are the result of tons of hard work, boot strapping and sacrifice. It can be so difficult to decide to hire professionals or employees to help take your business to the next level. Once you have made the decision there is a flood of questions, what-ifs and general overwhelm that can paralyze the process. We have four ways to get over the overwhelm and move forward with confidence that you are hiring the perfect support team for your business.
Be Clear About Your Needs
Before you even start searching for your support team figure out what you need. Are you looking for a specific project that needs a certain skilled person or are you looking for more of a general assistant to take on simple admin work? It is very important that you are crystal clear on what your needs are before you start searching. Having a clear idea of what you need will save you time when searching for other professionals or when writing a job description.
Be Ready to LET GO
Many business owners will hire their support team and then spend all their new free time micromanaging and they are more stressed than before. If you are hiring professionals to complete a project ask for a clear process so you know what to expect. If you are hiring an in-house support team create clear processes and procedures so your employees know what to expect. No matter what path you are on, you need to trust you made a good decision and allow your hires to do their jobs while you are doing yours.
Trust the Process
There are bound to be some hiccups when you bring on a new team member or hire a new business. If you are building an internal team you can minimize this by having a clear onboarding system for employees. If you are hiring other professionals they should have a good onboarding system to minimize any bumps. At the end of the day if the processes are in place trust the process. Even if it takes a moment for your team to find their groove, if you trust the process then it will fall into place that much quicker.
A support team will help you take your business to the new level and is essential to growth. An internal support team can be created to take on almost any job in your business which can result in space for more clients or simply taking more off your plate. Creating a support team around a big project like a rebrand or website build allows you to hire the right people who are experts in their fields and get the best results for your business. No matter what sort of support team you are creating you can greatly reduce your overwhelm by following these three simple steps.