As an entrepreneur, there are many considerations to make when looking to expand your business, as well as major mindset shifts that need to occur. In this “Listener Question of the Week” episode, James and Phoebe discuss how you can do this to lift your business to that next level! For James, this shift happened when he made the distinction between what an assistant is, and what a manager is. An assistant will help by taking tasks off of your list, but using them will create a new task in that they will have to be managed.
When we can attract, promote or hire someone to do the manager role, this person will take on the responsibility for a specific, measurable result.
Phoebe notes that you can still build a 6-figure business by keeping it simple, with one or a few virtual assistants.
James adds that you can’t outsource the role of growth driver in your business, and that will always be you.
Eventually, you could hire managers for different departments, like for customer service or paid ads. That next growth spurt comes when you’re willing to invest back into building out the right team.
Remember, you get to build your business any way you choose, and it’s possible to stay flexible and location independent with a team.