When your business starts to grow, that is something that should be celebrated. But oftentimes it is met with stress and a sense of overwhelming dread. Because you aren’t quite sure what comes next. We get it. But know that we are here to help you navigate the growth and find your way out to the other side, bigger and better than ever. So, let’s get started.
Hire New Talent
When hiring new members for your team. You want to ensure that you are getting the best of the best and sometimes that requires people with an education in the field you are working in. Doing an educational background check is a great way to see if they are ready and able to fill the roles you are needing to fill.
Play to Your Strengths
You know what you excel at and what you shine with. So play to those strengths and see where it takes you, and let your team members play to their strengths as well. When you built up a diverse team in the beginning of your business growth. You hired those people for a reason, so it is time to let them display those skills.
Stick to Your Original Mission
When you are growing quickly, it is easy to get lost in it all and lose sight of what your original intentions with the business were. You want to always be sure you keep your original goals in place and your mission at the front and center of your everyday work.
Those small, everyday steps add up to be the big moments in the business. So you want to be sure they all align as best as possible. Keep a small token in your wallet or on your person to remind you of your mission and keep you on track.
Celebrate Your Growth
It is easy to keep your nose down and stick with the routine. But that sometimes means you miss out on celebrating all the hard-won victories that you worked toward. And if you aren’t celebrating or acknowledging them. It is highly likely that your team isn’t getting the recognition and celebration they deserve either.
You are taking the time to thank those that invested in your business, but are you thanking those doing the everyday work? Take a day or two to properly thank and celebrate your team’s hard work and reward them for all they have done. This may even help inspire them to work harder moving forward.
Properly Compensate Your Team
Celebrating is great and should be done. But once the party has ended it is time to put your money where your mouth is and properly compensate your team for the work they are doing. If your employees have grown with the business, and their income has not changed. It is safe to say they are probably being underpaid. If that is the case, the time is now to renegotiate their contracts and make sure you are paying them what they are worth.
Remain Relevant on Social Media
If you are using social media to reach your clients and customers, that is great. But if you are the one posting there and running the business. It might be time to hire a social media advisor and let them take over those duties. Just be sure your social media manager is aware of what your business style, is and how you want to be represented. Then they will take care of the rest.
We hope that a few of these tips will help you out with being the strongest business you can be. All while making it through the fast-growing periods, and the more neutral times, too. Good luck and happy growing.