Grow Your Small Business Without Outgrowing Yourself
Today, you’re a small company but would love to expand someday and have twenty plus employees working in different areas of the country. Right now you’re focusing on exposure to get your product or message out there. Finding more people that might want to work with you is always a good objective. Building a full team for each segment of your business is what your driving towards.
You want to keep the business lifestyle you’ve forged over the years while not outgrowing yourself because outgrowing yourself will lead to not being able to give your customer or client your individualized services. This is one thing you want to be really careful with because when you start to lose that individualized service you start to lose the quality of your product.
We’ve listed a few tips to help your business grow without outgrowing yourself.
- Share your passion with your people – Each one of your employees has a backstory behind why they’re working for you. Learn about their backstories, bring everyone together, and allow them to draw on the same sense of passion of why you got in the workspace in the first place.
- Leave room for self-motivation – Encourage your employees to capitalize on their pride, confidence, and the why. Why are they in this business and why they became your employee.
- Embrace your team mentality – Give people the freedom to be creative within certain boundaries so they’re able to accomplish each mission with their unique touch and show you a different way of doing things.
As your team gets even bigger it might require some conversations about how different project managers might approach different situations because in order for them to be motivated they’re going to want to contribute and they’re going to want to be accountable. Maintaining and fortifying your business lifestyle is accomplished by empowering your staff.
“With great power comes great responsibility.” – Spiderman Movie
P.S. Ask yourself and answer these three questions to get you started on your journey if you haven’t done so already.
- Where do you see your company going in the next five years?
- Where would you like to take your business?
- What changes do you see happening and how do you think you’ll be able to sustain the positive business culture that you’ve established?