When you start your own business, you may find it hard to hire help. There are a lot of things that go into hiring your first employee. Also, having someone sort of control the fate of your business can be a scary thing to deal with.
Of course each and every situation is different. Some businesses may be great with just one worker (you). However, many need more workers in order to grow and survive.
Below are reasons for why you need to hire help:
You might like to think that you can do everything, but that is very difficult for any business owner. I have seen someone open up a retail store, and they did everything themselves. They had hundreds of thousands of dollars in inventory, so this was not a small store.
This business owner did everything. He would open the store, close the store, stock the shelves, handle the accounting, ring out customers, deal with distributors and so on. Just thinking about everything he did gives me a headache.
This store does not end well though. He never hired help, and his business suffered because of it. He couldn’t trust anyone, and that led to the demise and closing of his store.
Plus, you will probably want to take time off eventually. If you control the whole business and have never had any help, then it would be very hard to ever take a break or a vacation, because there would be no one to step in and run your business while you are gone.
Your time is valuable.
Yes, your time is valuable. In the above situation, the business owner definitely should have hired employees. Instead of spending time growing his company, he had to do many little tasks, such as stocking shelves and cleaning the store.
You need to determine where your value lies. Could you hire someone to do the smaller tasks while you handle the more important tasks of the business?
Hiring someone else may allow you to grow your business.
If your business is not growing, one of the reasons may be because you DON’T have any help. Extra people may be able increase sales, make the business more efficient and so on.
If your company is a sales driven company, then more employees is usually better since there is only so much that one salesperson can do.
When did you decide that you needed help with your business? Are you glad that you hired help?