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Take A Break: How To Build A Business That Can Function Without You

One of the main reasons people start their own business is to have control of their own lives. To be able to take a break, or a day off, when they want. But can you? If the answer is no, it’s time to build a business that can function without you.

Find A Business Manager You Can Trust

The role of a business manager is to lead a company’s operations and employees. They’re “you” when you’re not there. So what qualities should you look for as you search for a business manager you can trust?

  • The ability to multi-task. They need to be capable of handling all aspects of the day-to-day operations when you’re not present, without getting overwhelmed.
  • Good decision-making skills. While major decisions will need to be run by you, you shouldn’t be getting a call every hour to go over tiny details.
  • Leadership ability. They need to be confident in their ability to lead your team to success on their own.
  • Excellent communication skills. They need to be able to get their point across to everyone in your company in a way that’s clear, concise, and effective.
  • The ability to motivate themself and others. When you aren’t present, it’s your manager’s job to keep the team on task and on time.

The point of having a business manager is to decrease the amount you have to do. Choose someone you can trust to guide your company the same way you would.

Outsource Your Search For Employees

Another way to save yourself time and stress is to outsource your search for the right employees.

  • Hire a company that uses the best practices of recruitment marketing to attract and hire the best possible candidates.
  • This eliminates the stress of managing postings on job boards.
  • They can give you a pool of talented individuals to interview and choose from right away.
  • They can even find you that business manager we talked about above.

There’s no time like the present to de-stress your life by handing those tiresome tasks off to someone else.

Accept Only The Best From Your Team

Whether or not your company can function without you relies on your team. Here’s how to get the best out of any team.

  • Invest in more training. Regular training updates keep everyone working efficiently.
  • Set specific goals for them to achieve.
  • Encourage them to develop time-management skills. You need people who can keep themselves on task.
  • Let them know what you expect. Communication is key, let them know what the end goal is.
  • Switch things up. Don’t assign the same tasks to the same people every time. Let everyone develop multiple skills and talents.

Set an example of the high standards you expect from your team and hold everyone accountable.

Move The Business Online

If you can’t step away completely just yet, you can at least remove the need for your physical presence. There are several benefits to moving your business into the E-commerce world.

  • You and your team can communicate remotely, eliminating the need for in-person meetings.
  • You can downsize or eliminate your physical office space, which will save you a lot of money.
  • You can easily develop a chain of command so that you aren’t being hit with everyone’s problems. Your team can report to your business manager and they can report to you.
  • You can choose to live where you want and travel when you want.
  • You can enjoy your away time while knowing you can step in at any moment if necessary.

An online business gives you a level of flexibility that’s hard to achieve with a brick-and-mortar space. That also makes it easier to transition to them working without you.

These steps will help you build a business that can function without you, which gives you more time for yourself. Take control of your business so you can take control of your life.