It can be difficult to know when you’re ready to work with an Online Business Manager and, equally difficult to admit you even need additional help. Hiring too early means you’re investing funds into something you may not need, whilst delaying can mean potentially losing out on potential sales and financial growth.
So how can you tell if you’re ready to work with an Online Business Manager? There isn’t a straightforward answer. However, here are several signs that may be showing up in your business to indicate that now is the time to hire an OBM.
Systems and procedures are letting you down
Setting up workable and streamlined systems and procedures isn’t for everyone, but OBMs love them! I often find business owners have either set up ineffective solutions or haven’t revised and amended their systems and procedures since the birth of their business – and this leads to a downturn in productivity, efficiency and communication.
Focusing on your strengths is your new superpower
As a business grows the owner can fall out of love with it – simply because they’re being pulled in too many directions. If you’re ready to free up your time and energy to focus on just the bits you’re good at, it’s time for an Online Business Manager.
You’re getting in the way of your business growth
Another sign you’re ready to work with an OBM is when you’ve realised that you’re the reason your business has stopped growing. It could be your mindset or your lack of motivation – an OBM can pick up the slack and hold you accountable to your goals.
Managing everything is leaving you exhausted
You’ve got where you are because you’ve often done everything yourself. But there comes a time when you need to realise – if you want to grow further, you can’t do it alone.
You’re struggling to see solutions to the problems you’re facing
Sometimes you need a fresh set of eyes and a little out of the box thinking, to find solutions. If you’re feeling as though your business is stuck or has plateaued, working with an OBM can be just the solution you need.
You’re ready to see your business as something bigger than you
When your business grows, it can often take on a life of its own – it becomes bigger than you imagined it would be. That’s when you know, it’s no longer just about you, it’s about the business and what it needs.
It’s time to take over the world
Not literally, obviously – but you know what you’re doing is needed, wanted and want help expanding to that next level. You’re ready for an Online Business Manager to help you with those larger plans (or world domination, if you prefer!)
It’s never an easy decision, knowing if you’re ready to hire an OBM. But take heart from the fact that clients who hire me, are frequently at a stage where they’ve already grown as much as they can on their own. They’re at a stage where they are ready to take it to the next level and are excited by that prospect!
If you’re ready to work with an Online Business Manager, why not contact me. We can have a chat and identify what help your business needs, whilst also seeing if we’re a good fit for each other – so head here to book in a call.