How to build a team
An entrepreneur without a team is a busy person trying to earn a living. During the first week I employed someone I woke up at 3am nightly with the same alarming thought – ‘how do I definitely know I will be able to afford someone’s wage?’. On the 4th night I had a serious conversation with myself that went something like this:
‘Fiona, you will be running a business for the rest of your life, waking up nightly with this concern won’t help trust yourself’.
From that moment I did, and there has always been income to pay my staff. That doesn’t happen by magic, it’s because I got into a routine of checking, managing, planning, and sometimes I will admit it – obsessing over my cashflow and business opportunities.
Employing someone just means needing a bigger cashflow which means asking more potential clients for budget. It also means having resource to deliver more to deserve more budget, and that’s the route to growth I’ve experienced.