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A common piece of advice from business coaches to those who want to grow their business is to hire team members who can do the support work so you can focus your efforts on money-making tasks.
In other words, don’t waste your time doing bookkeeping or answering emails because you’ll make more money focusing on CEO activities that only you can do.
So how’s a business supposed to run smoothly when you’re not doing those necessary support tasks yourself?
Simple…you hire people to do those tasks for you.
There are expert Virtual Assistants who can create an organized inbox with filters, folders, and labels in mere minutes. There are expert Bookkeepers who find joy in numbers and live for balancing your books each month. And there are still others who adore creating online content and helping customers with their questions and problems.
This is the team you need to create for your business.
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Here are 3 reasons why you need a support team as a nurse entrepreneur:
There’s Not Enough Time in Your Day
A lot of nurses start businesses while they are still employed as a nurse, essentially doing double-duty when it comes to time. Let’s not forget to add that you may have a family at home to take care of after you work on your business or finish your shift.
If this describes you, you most definitely need to hire someone to help you out. Don’t let this be your excuse for not getting tasks done. You and I both know it’s time to hire at least one team member.
Make a list of your most pressing tasks that need doing and hire the appropriate person for the job. Start small if necessary, paying a Virtual Assistant for 5 hours a month, for instance, and then work up from there as you become more comfortable delegating tasks to them.
You’ve just gained 5 hours in your month so use it wisely.
You Can’t Clone Yourself
How on Earth can you take care of your clients while also getting prospects into your sales funnel and creating books or other signature programs for your business? You can’t, plain and simple, because there is only ONE of you!
This leads back to you doing the money-making tasks, the CEO tasks only you can do. Make life easier for yourself and hire a ghostwriter to write your book or programs; hire a Virtual Assistant to help with administrative tasks; hire a Customer Service Specialist to answer your emails and handle client questions.
While they work, you work on building relationships with your clients and prospects.
You Don’t Have Time to Learn the Latest Technology
Technology is wonderful and keeps improving every day but who has the time to learn all these programs and apps?
Canva is certainly a cool tool for designing graphics but instead of fooling around for hours to design your book covers or social media graphics, hire a graphic designer who already knows about design and color principles.
There’s no learning curve here. You only have to explain your vision to the designer and let her them over. Again, focus on your money-making activities.
I Don’t Know What Tasks to Give Up
Giving up control can be intimidating but if you have a business plan and know exactly what tasks YOU want to handle, the art of delegation becomes much easier. If you need help planning these next steps in your business, check out our business plan.