Do What You Love
How many times have you heard people say they would like to make a living doing what they love? Or how they would like to get paid for doing something they are good at doing? As entrepreneurs, we tend to create businesses that focus on our strengths; if we are really lucky we get to specialize in something that brings joy to our lives and possibly the lives of others.
Identify Strengths and Weaknesses
When we go about building our own businesses, many times we run every aspect of the company – the marketing department, accounting department, sales department, human resources, customer satisfaction, office administration and so on. When we are juggling it all, it can become quickly apparent what our strengths and weaknesses are. Pay attention to this. How can you use your current strengths to better your business? What skills and services should you look for others to provide for your business?
As the business develops, we are able to invest in others to take care of those weak spots. In turn we are able to focus on enhancing our strengths. But before you hire your dream team – you need to figure out what kind of people you can you trust with your business and the kind of people you work well with. It is important to evaluate your own work ethic, as well as your personal values, as you begin assembling the people who will help you run and grow your business.
Communication and Contributions
You probably have some people in mind already. More than likely, you are happy to hire the cheaper candidate who seems capable enough to do the job. But let us consider some other factors besides their bottom line and your first impression. Before hiring someone detail your expectations for that position. Not only should you have a list of job duties, but know what kind of environment you want to cultivate.
- How do they prefer to communicate and how does that compare to your communication preferences?
- Is this candidate the kind of person who can make decisions on their own or will you need to advise them on everything?
- Will this person help accomplish that job culture?
- What are your organizations values and does this person share those ethics?
- Is your line of work highly stressful or relaxed – how does this person cope with stress?
It is important to know yourself, your company's strengths and weaknesses, as well as the kind of environment you want to create before you make any personnel or policy changes with your business. Quality Accounting Solutions can help you with your short-term and long-term business planning needs. Contact us today at 618-345-3651