Well, as most of you know, I currently own and operate my own business doing website development and hosting. This past month, I have really learned the importance of managing my business vs. working for my business. Up until these last few months, I’ve always done everything in my business. Finally its grown to a point where I’ve becomed swamped, almost overwhelmed with the amount of work coming in that I’ve had to hire. Thankfully, I’ve found some talented people who I feel have similar vision to myself, and am in the process of training them.
When someone starts their own business, it becomes their baby. When it succeeds, it becomes their pride and joy, and it is often hard to let go of parts. Similar to raising a child (which I hope to experience some day), you need to let go of things to let it grow. I’m confident that once my employees are trained, business will grow more than ever. I’ll be turning over responsibilities and trust to my employees, that they will do better jobs than I at their tasks.
I’m very thankful for my Human Resource class that I took back in May, I learned a great deal of information about managing employees, as well as hiring practices, and the legal ramifications of being an employer. Someone once told me that their biggest event with their own business, was moving from a 1-2 man operation to having 3-5 employees, and business just took off. I’m praying and hoping that I will have a similar experience.