Who To Hire To Boost Your Home-Based Business’s Success
Starting and running a business is tough. Finding people to help your business grow is an even
greater challenge. But, when you need to reach goals, whether in sales, marketing, or
production, you have to have the best people on your side.
Today’s Scratchy Hen post discusses how to hire the right team for your business.
If you’ve yet to open your business, you should know that you don’t have to hire a full-time staff to get the help you need to get up and running. There are plenty of services that cater specifically to small businesses and startups. A few examples are marketing, business formation, accounting, and inventory services.
Your marketing needs will vary depending on your industry. If you're an estate agent, for example, you likely won’t have time to keep up with the marketing for every individual property. That’s when marketing services come into play. They can take your time-consuming tasks and turn them into an automated process.
Accounting is another vital aspect of your business. Look for an accountant or bookkeeper that can come in at least monthly to ensure your books are accurate and consistent. Consistency is also crucial with your inventory. If you don’t have time to perform a routine inventory count on a monthly basis, look for a company that can do this for you. An inventory accounting service also offers cost of goods sold reporting and helps you keep your product catalog up to date.
Think you need help more often? You still don’t have to hire staff. A graphic designer, virtual assistant, sales agent, and even app developer can help you sell more, be more productive, and offer your customers the things they want and need.
A graphic designer can use their artistic skills to help your marketing campaign stand out. A freelance graphic designer can help with everything from package design to print materials to logo design.
A virtual assistant will work as your right hand handling everything from managing your email to booking travel. You’ll enjoy cost savings and improved efficiency as a result. A commissioned sales agent is an independent contractor that will learn everything there is to know about your business. They work exclusively for you or for other companies to earn a commission off of each product sold. For you, this means you only pay for results.
On the technical side, you might consider hiring an app developer to help your business go mobile. Chances are, your audience is already using their phones and devices to find services like your own. And, if you have a great social media presence, a custom app is an excellent way to help your customers keep up with what you’re doing online without logging into multiple sites. Further, mobile e-commerce is the future, and your secure app may encourage people to buy more and more often.
… Other Considerations for Success
You’re probably already experiencing some of the difficulties home-based businesses encounter. Aside from needing certain types of manpower, you may be finding that space is at a premium if you have inventory to store, or if you’re finding it harder to meet client needs without a brick-and-mortar location. It could even be that you don’t have a studio space large enough to accommodate your business needs.
In these cases, you have several options. You can always opt for a commercial space, which has become more attainable thanks to pandemic fluctuation, though this could precipitate the need for staff. If storage space is a problem, you could rent a storage unit where you can keep your inventory, though this affects the convenience factor. In some circumstances, it may even be necessary to move house in order to accommodate your growing venture. Because this is a serious undertaking, it’s important to know what you can expect to get from selling your current home and what you can comfortably afford in a new home.
There are more than 5.8 million small businesses in the United Kingdom today. When you are one of them, you have an opportunity to impact the economy by putting people to work. But, that doesn’t mean that you have to commit to a full-time staff and all of the expenses that go along with it. You can ensure your business is a success by adding a few freelancers and services that specialize in areas where you need the most help.
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