A home business is often a happy one. You don’t have to go far, you can work on your own terms, and it’s up to you what happens next. All that control makes you feel in charge! But as your business gets bigger, you can feel these reins being ripped away.
We’ve talked about confidence before, but business expansion can damage it the most. You can feel surrounded by voices that drown you out, and seemingly far more experienced owners that embarrass you. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Your business’ expansion should be an exciting time, and you can conquer the fear.
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Work with People Just Like You
If you want to put together a team in order to manage a bigger workload, remember that you’re working with people who want the same thing as you: to succeed in this business. You’re all on the same page, and it’s going to take a little while to get used to each other.
It’s not bad if you don’t all rub along at first! You’ll need to lay down the ground rules and what you expect, and then just be yourself. Be casual, be chatty, and do your best to encourage people in their work.
Update Your Security Procedures
If your business is getting bigger thanks to an increased inventory or more people coming and going, you’re probably worried about security right now. Clients are in and out of your home office all the time, and if you’ve got new employees to let in, you need to be sure who they are first.
You can do this by quickly authenticating their access to your property. How can you manage this? Well, you can use solutions like SMARTair Openow to allow them to scan in using their phones. With a system like this, any phone you don’t recognise can have their access canceled without a problem.
Use Automation to Control the Little Things
If the reason you’re not confident is because of all the new things you need to remember, don’t leave it up to your memory. Get your calendar involved, set reminders, and even ask a virtual PA to manage your appointments, important dates, and your online presence for you. It’s hard to keep up on your own, so don’t be too harsh on yourself for struggling here.
Remember Where You’ve Come From
You’ve worked hard to get your business to where it is. From a small idea that lived in your brain to the now rapidly expanding company that’s still got a long way to go. It’s a big thing you’ve done, and you should use that to remind yourself that you’re the boss! This kind of authority takes some getting used to, but you’ve earned the right to make these kinds of decisions.
A home business getting bigger is always a good thing, even if you struggle to act like a boss. Make it your own and you’ll soon get used to it!