If you’re a business owner or entrepreneur putting in more hours than you care to count, it might be time to take a look at your strategies. If you’re turning down work that you don’t have the time for, it might be an ideal time to bring on your first employee. Even if you just need a little help with a website or accounting, hiring a new employee or freelancer is a great way to grow your business and free yourself up to make the next moves. However, every business will grow differently. It’s important to consider all your needs before taking on a new employee. It requires a huge investment in time and money to find the right person, so make sure that they will help take your business to the next level.
The first thing to consider is your finances. Ensure your income is consistent and large enough to hire an employee or freelancer in the scope that you need. If you’re not sure you’ll have enough money, you may need to reconsider your payment strategy, or find additional funding.
Nex, assess where you need the most help. Does it make more sense to hire someone who can work for new clients, or someone who can take care of the tasks like accounting and marketing that are keeping you from doing more work? Whichever you decide is best for you, it’s important to craft a job description that is compelling and makes sense for the type of person you’re looking for.
If you’re still wondering whether you should hire a new employee, check out the infographic below: