Romanus, we both agree that Obi is a boy, but I need you to know that Obi will not be a boy forever.
What do I mean?
You see that business of yours that you call small, and you now carry the title of a small business owner.
I need to remind you that you won’t always be small, yes they call us small business owners, but your business won’t always be small.
It won’t always be that business where you’re the one that runs all the operations…
It won’t always be that business where it’s just you and your sales boy.
It won’t always be that business where you’re the one that runs the marketing, follows up on the leads, receives the order, and delivers the package.
Nah, it won’t be so…
If the business is profitable, it means the business is alive. And anything that’s alive would always grow.
Your business will soon outgrow what you can handle alone. There will be a time when you can’t be running around customers again.
There will be a time when you won’t be too free to create your content or manage your social media.
There will be a time when you won’t be available to carry out the delivery of your commodities.
You won’t always be at your level, you will definitely outgrow this level.
Even if you’re making 50k or 500k or 5 million per month, you won’t always remain there. You would need to expand.
A time would come, when you would need a TEAM so you can focus on your core duties as a leader.
And I know this team building thing is a bone in the neck for most people.
You gather people today, tomorrow they are no more, you try again next week, before month end everyone has taken off.
Here’s what you can do to build a strong team.
✓ Clearly Define Your Business Objectives:
You would need to define your goals and make it plain upon tables, so that your team can read it and run with it.
It’s your job to always communicate your vision to your team and ensure they understand what they are working towards.
✓ Hire The Right People:
What does the right people mean to you? To me, I don’t just look at people that are qualified for the job, I always look out for loyalty, service, and availability.
I don’t like greedy people at all…..
Because, I’ve seen things in employing the right talents to work with me. That’s why I made this decision.
✓ Create A Culture For Them:
Every business has a culture, this culture is shaped by their core values as a business, and these core values shape the way the talents work. I have my culture, you need to develop yours.
✓ Offer Them Training Opportunities:
See, they won’t know everything you want them to know, you would need to keep training them until they become who you want them to be.
✓ Always Give Them Expectations:
You don’t work with assumptions, always set expectations for them, and have a system to measure and track those expectations.
Lastly, always reward their efforts, you know what I mean.
I am rooting for you.