Overwhelmed by your business “to-do” list? We get it, but you don’t have to do it all yourself! Adding new team members or outsourcing responsibilities will free up your time so you can focus on the tasks that help you reach your business goals. 

That’s why this month’s guide is all about outsourcing and growing your team. We’re sharing tips on curating a dream team to help you increase your revenue, grow your client roster and make space for you to CEO (create, expand and onboard. With a little extra support, your business will be ready to spread its wings and soar to new heights!

Continuing to follow community guidelines, we met online via Zoom.

How to Build Your Team with Outsourcing and Contracting 

Tuesday, may 11 , 2021 via zoom (online)

May: Outsourcing & Growing Your Team

Outsourcing & Growing Your Team (Monthly Guide Download)

Rising Tide Resources

Honorable Mentions

The following were resources were mentioned in the group by fellow members:

Thank you to Sarah Peytrk, owner of Allium Floral Design, for sharing her story, experience, and advice. 

One of the most important elements of scaling and growing your business is knowing you are WORTHY of all of it. Know your worth and the value you bring to your customers and clients and RAISE your prices. 

Just because you’re passionate about your business does not mean you can’t charge for it. You’ve spent years mastering your craft and you’ve invested a LOT of your own time, energy, and money into your business. You have become an expert in your field and the value you bring to the table is worthy of your prices and hiring/outsourcing to help grow your business. 

There is no magic formula. We all have to start somewhere. 

Questions to Ask Yourself:
   -What is the one task you dread having to do in your business or in your home?
    -What type of person could you hire for that and where would you find them?

Covid has, in some cases, allowed us to see what we aren’t good at and where we are struggling but also where we could hire help with certain tasks or aspects of our business

-Use your Facebook groups to network and find referrals for hires 
-Address the fear of hiring someone who is not good or fear from a past bad experience 
      -Implement small projects or assessment in the hiring process to see their work first-hand

Who can I hire? 
     -Nanny, child/pet care, housekeeper, chef/meal service, virtual assistant, social media manager, bookkeeper/CPA, Sales dynamo, business coach, therapist, CRM, organizer

Talk to your partner
If there are tasks around the home that can be shared, then delegate those tasks to them so that you take that time back for your business. 

What do YOU want in your life? Think about 10 years from now.
     -What did you see for yourself?
     -What’s one thing you could do tomorrow to help get you there? What task could you delegate? Can you set up a time study?
     -Who will you hire this quarter to help you grow your business? A CRM? A bookkeeper? A social media manager? 

What can you do tomorrow to help get you to that 10-year goal?

Start with tasks you either dread doing or admin tasks that take up too much of your time.
 Outsourcing certain tasks or aspects of your business frees you up and allows you to focus on the parts of the business you love
    -Start with an accountant/bookkeeper 
    -Hire a Virtual Assistant (VA) to take over emails responses, scheduling, client gift ordering or product order reviews
    -Outsource social media management
    -Using a Client Relationship Manager (CRM) can automate your email responses, schedule with clients, and organizing all of your contracts, invoices, and client information in one place
Honeybook (sponsored by Rising Tide), Dubsado, 17Hats

Step 1
Document what you do every day for 1 week
     -Write out every task you do every day in your personal and business life. Write down every task you do with every client during each workflow. Where does your time go?
     -You may be putting way too many hours into tasks that you dread or things you’re not great at.
      -Other forms of help: House cleaner if you work from home, sitter to watch the kids while you work, dog walker etc. 
      -Where can you get hours back? Cut down time on social media or watching TV?

Zone of Genius
     -What am I AMAZING at? What am I AWFUL at?
     -Outsource those tasks you’re not good at or hate doing so you can focus on the portions of your business where you thrive.
       -You want to hire people who are the “opposite” of you where their strengths are your weaknesses so they can take over those portions of your business so you don’t have to worry about it 
      -Clifton Assessment

Step 2
    -When am I ready to hire someone? 
     -You’re never really going to be 100% “ready” but what’s also the cost of NOT hiring someone? If your business and clients/customers are suffering because you have too many things going on at once