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
Danielle is a serial entrepreneur and has been creating and running businesses for over 20 years. She currently operates Easy As Pie Design, a website design firm and Build Your Mastermind, a business consulting agency.
Danielle has been featured in over 30 publications, worked with National Geographic in over 50+ countries, and has created a process for extracting an ROI from an ROE in training and development which is currently being used in over 100+ corporations.
Danielle encourages all of those that work with her to deep dive into their values, maximize those natural talents and skills, and create the life they have always dreamed of. She is a full believer that when you align yourself with who you are meant to be, there is an opportunity around every corner.
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