As an entrepreneur when you grow, you tend to delegate more and more to other people. This is natural and the wise course of business. However, what if there is a time when you’re holding down the fort alone? This is a real possibility for smaller business owners. Let’s say your team celebrates a big win together at their favorite restaurant and get sick from a meal there. What happens then? Well you need to always have temp or back up workers at the ready. In addition to that, you should also know how to run your business from the inside out, or the ground up. There shouldn’t be a job that you don’t at least know a little bit about. Again, I’m referring to small business owners, who have small teams.
When a team member or two takes vacation, it’s up to me to get in a temp and/or do a lot of the work myself. It’s the fools way to think they’re too important to learn the basics of what everyone is doing. This is especially true when it comes to your bookkeeping and fiscal matters. In fact, one of the most exciting things about being an entrepreneur for me is learning something new just about every day. When you have the life long love of learning and the smarts to know that you should understand the intricacies of your business; an emergency like the one mentioned above won’t stop the show.
This is Shilonda Downing, signing off for Virtual Work Team LLC!