Managing Your Team + Scaling Your Business
Heather is the Founder of The Savvy Community. She helps female creative entrepreneurs all over the world create and grow a savvy business that combines their smarts and heart. She is a business mentor who believes your business should fit in your life and you should not be forced to fit your life in your business.
Finding a way to scale my business + manage by team have been huge in getting the Savvy headquarters off-the-ground and functioning.
Here are a few of my tried + true tips and tricks:
1. D is for DELEGATE!
One of the best things I’ve ever done for my business is to delegate tasks I no longer have time for, or know that someone else can do better. Not sure what you can delegate? I delegate: my social media, blog writing, graphic design, email, bookkeeping and accounting, FUNmail writing, video editing, photography and I have a business manager that stays on top of everything. Doing this has saved me so much time and, in the long run, money because I’m able to channel my energy into things I love like my The Savvy Community membership experience.
Now, I know you might not be able to delegate all of these things, but choose one thing to begin delegating so you can start to feel comfortable with it and make it a routine in your business.
2. A is for AUTOMATE!
Oh, sweet, sweet automation… by having my Director of Happiness (hello, delegation…) sign me up for basically auto everything, my team + I have been able to put things like Pinterest scheduling, social media posts, bill-pay and email responses on an automated system. By having the mundane day-to-day or month-to-month things accounted for, we’re able to focus all of our creative mojo in other areas that better serve our time. It’s a win-win for all!
3. C is for COMMUNICATE!
It should be no secret that communication is key behind an ever-growing team and it definitely takes some time to adjust. With that being said, have any of you checked-out the magic that is Slack? Slack has been a lifesaver for my team + I and has made our communication, workflow and company culture a total breeze. It frees up our (already cluttered!) inboxes and allows us to have our communication all in one place. The best part? It’s easily searchable so we can find past conversations and topics if needed! We use that in conjunction with Asana (a task keeping tool that we all have access to) and I’d recommend it to any biz gal and their grandma.
What do you delegate, automate or use to communicate? Let me know in the comments, below!