Every business owner has the same dream: To set up a company that can run independently. This way, the owner can relax and take time off while their business is making them money. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many business owners find that if they were to leave their job, everything would fall apart. So, vacations, family get-togethers and holidays fall to the wayside as their business consumes them. If you’ve dedicated every waking second to your business, it’s time to take a step back and come up with a way to make things run without you.
How Independent Is Your Business?
If you are a business owner, it is time to take a good hard look at your business and think, “how well would this run without me?” You need to think about these questions and answer them honestly:
- Does anyone else share my vision? While it’s important to have a variety of personalities and opinions around your work, you need a team of people who shares your vision and ideals for the company. Having people with the same passion as you means that you can rest easy know that your business is in good hands.
- Do my employees work independently? If you spend your days micromanaging your team, then there is no way they will be able to work without you. It’s important that you trust your employees to work independently so they know how to do their jobs without you there.
- Have I set up any processes? Your business needs to be a well-oiled machine that has day-to-day processes for operation. If you are just “winging it,” then chances are everything could fall apart when you leave.
- Should I be doing everything? If you are in charge of everything, from making big decisions to changing the coffee filters, then you are doing too much! You need to delegate the responsibilities and tasks so that you feel safe taking a step back and leaving others in charge.
It’s Time to Start Working Smarter, Not Harder!
Letting go of responsibilities and allowing others to run your business can be a challenge. It’s hard to let other people be in control of something you have worked for your entire life. At ActionCOACH Tampa Bay, we can help you create a business structure that runs smoothly without you there. We have the skills, tools, and insight to turn your business into a highly profitable, finely tuned machine. It’s time you start working smarter, not harder! Call today and discover how ActionCOACH can help your business grow!