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Do you think no-one else can do what you do, or represent your business as well as you do? (You could be right btw.)

Have you been brought up to save money by doing the work yourself?

Are you carrying baggage that makes you feel uncomfortable paying people to do work you could do yourself?

Or are you already convinced you need to grow a team to grow your business, but don’t know where to start?

Why not build up to it?

Get a cleaner to clean your home every week. Pay them a fair to good rate (for a fair to good job).

Marvel at how simple that transaction is, at how delighted they are for the recurring work, and at how your life changes knowing your free time isn’t now spent doing just that *one* low hourly rate chore.

Keep outsourcing simple things and freeing up time and brain space. Get better at it each time you do it. Get bitten by the bug and keep chipping away outsourcing things you shouldn’t be doing as the business owner.

Spend your brain power on things no-one else can do for your business.

It’s the same as anything: Get started. Keep going.
 

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Create extremely detailed SOPs for your employees/contractors to follow.

Also, people like autonomy in their jobs, give them some decision making guidelines of what they can/can’t approve. (Ex: Approve a $X refund or give $X discount to keep a customer.)
 
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Create extremely detailed SOPs for your employees/contractors to follow.
I must admit I’ve only just started writing SOPs for my contractors. I prefer to get A-Players and explain what needs done and why, and let them figure out how. The right people will figure it out, and will also create the SOPs to backfill their position.
 

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I must admit I’ve only just started writing SOPs for my contractors. I prefer to get A-Players and explain what needs done and why, and let them figure out how. The right people will figure it out, and will also create the SOPs to backfill their position.
Interesting thought process...

I like it!
 

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