WHO WILL RUN MY BUSINESS?
The first answer that comes into my mind is
However, I must
remember that my job is made up of many facets.
Some of these
facets will require help from other people. I am
aware that I do
not know how to do everything. Let me review the
principal parts of my job, as head of a business, which were
I am the only one who can determine if it will be necessary to hire
anyone to start my business, I can
consider hiring on a part time basis or to contract-out parts of the work I
cannot do myself, or attempt to do everything myself, to start with.
Whatever I decide will
have an impact on my business and I must be prepared to change my mind if
events do not work out as originally
planned. This could
result from a more rapid growth than
because, at a later date, I realize that I am
essential part of the business for lack of time or
Apart from the five
general tasks of running a business, here is a
list of various of the hats I will have to wear, a few perhaps at
the same time. These hats (management jobs) all are included in the
management of an organization. They represent skills needed to do a good
management job. I must not let this scare me, as all these skills are
not needed at once.
Public Relations Manager
Negotiator (bank, suppliers, etc.)
Quality Control Manager
I probably do not have these
skills represented in the preceding
list, but they are not all
immediately required. Realizing that I
am unable to accomplish
everything, this list is useful in that it will help me establish priorities
as my business develops. It will
prove to be not only
time-saving but also help me to avoid costly
How do I intend to use this
knowledge and fill the needs of the
they later arise? Again, I have several choices.
Formal study to gain specific knowledge in an area. Maybe I hate
study, or I don't have the time or this
knowledge is too specialized.
Ask around, discover who is good in what
and prepare to hire to reinforce my team.
with one or more of the skills I don't have myself.
At first, I might hire
someone on a part time basis only, I then
will have time to evaluate
the contribution of my new employee,
offering a full time job.
I might consider contracting out the work rather
than hiring someone outright, or I can also combine accounting
with other office work from the same person (reception,
typing, bookkeeping, etc.)
My analysis of my skills and
the jobs to do can help me clarify my
real needs. It can also help
me contact people with the necessary talents and sound out reactions to my
plans, gauge their interest
in an eventual job
The next chapter contains
the last step before I am truly ready to
start my business, it
concerns a review of what has been done to
and a check that, in fact, it has been done.