When you first start up your new business, there seem to be so many rules and regulations that you have to abide by, and then there are hundreds of best practices that you should try to adhere to. There is a lot to take in, which is why today we want to break it down into a few simple suggestions for you, in our 3 dos and don’ts for your new business.
Do invest in your team
It is worth investing both time and money in your team. Your team is your number one asset, so they warrant your attention.
Your team needs to be sufficiently trained for them to carry out their roles effectively for you, and you should then seek to train and coach them regularly. You will want them to feel confident in all that they do and remain motivated.
You should look out for good work every day and take the time to show them that you have noticed and appreciate it. This might be in the form of a simple ‘thank you’, or you might choose to put reward systems in place.
Don’t be afraid to outsource
When you are starting up your business you might want to oversee and control every single detail of it. You want to ensure that everything runs smoothly and you want to deliver to the best of your ability. However, you need to be realistic about how skilled you are in every single area and how much time you have to get everything done. Sometimes, outsourcing work to the experts in their field can actually be the smartest decision.
You might choose to look at Cloud Solutions and outsource all of your IT work, as this can allow you to focus on your business and what you do best rather than getting caught up in trying to manage the technical side. You might opt to use a virtual assistant to keep on top of all of your admin and bookkeeping if this is not an area that you enjoy as it will free you up to concentrate on other tasks.
Do communicate effectively
Communication with your team and your customers is absolutely crucial. Everybody in your team should have a clear understanding of what is expected of them, and every one of your customers should have a clear understanding of what they can expect from you.
When you are with your team, help them to understand your vision and goals so that they feel a part of your business and can engage fully with it. This also gives them the opportunity to put forward their own ideas and suggestions which can really help your business to move forward.
When you are communicating with your customers, think about the many forms that that communication can take. Your branding, your website, your social media, your emails, your packaging and your face to face responses are all communicating to them all of the time. Keep communications on brand, positive and professional at all times.