As your business grows from a small business to a small-medium one and so on you will discover how important it is to effectively delegate out work that needs to be accomplished. At first you may think it is better for you to do certain tasks yourself because you know how to do them best and in the most efficient manner, and you may be worried about someone else doing this. These are understandable concerns, but what you need to realize is that your time and energy needs to put towards the tasks that help increase business and develop the overall company. These are the tasks which keep business coming in and allow a company to expand.
Let’s examine various tasks that you can delegate out in order to improve your company.
- Create a VP if you don’t already have one, or someone who is second in command. Have them be familiar with everything and everyone in the company. As your company grows you will find yourself having more meetings that take you away from the company or possibly business trips, which means you need someone you can trust to handle the overall leadership and day-to-day activities at the company.
- Find quality business IT support services that have a plan which works for you. Too many companies make the mistake of spending lots of capital and space in investing in their own servers and all of the baggage that comes with them. Finding a quality company to outsource your daily IT-support services to will not only cut off the initial capital investment, but also save you from unexpected price spikes during the month.
- Find a good HR Manager. A good HR manager will have their ear to the ground and will have a strong network which they can look to for finding skilled workers. It was one thing when your business was small and it was you and maybe a few other people, but now that you’re growing you need someone to handle this for you. It’s still fine to have them report to you and even drop in for a short interview for potential applicants, but your focus now needs to be directed elsewhere.
- Struggling to come up with a solution to a problem or trying to improve the business in some way. Don’t let it all fall on your shoulders. Have others in your company brainstorm with you. This relieves the pressure of you having to figure it out by yourself and gets workers more involved.