Chances are when you’re trying to start a business or grow your business, there are going to be positions that you need to fill to outsource some of the technical skills required. You can be very good at what you do, and you can have a fantastic idea, but without the support staff, your business is going to be sunk.
So, some of the first people you can hire to help your business grow include signing on an accountant, a virtual receptionist, a graphic designer, and a web guru. Chances are you’re not an expert at money, administration, design, or web functionality, so those people will fill in the parts of your puzzle that you’re not the best at.
Unless you’re already an accountant, you probably don’t have a complete knowledge of all things financial. You don’t have to bring on an accountant full-time at the beginning, but rather can just give someone necessary information to do your taxes or perhaps figure out the basics of income and expenses. The last thing you want is to make a mistake with money because you’re busy focused on something else.
A Virtual Receptionist
Another great person to add to your team is if you hire a virtual receptionist. You’re not going to have the time to answer all of the phone calls after a certain point. You’re going to be busy creating your project, marketing or project, and otherwise running your business. If you don’t have the resources to get a personal receptionist in your building or place of work, then hiring a virtual one is the next best thing. Your clients aren’t going to know any difference as long as you retain someone with the right amount of charisma and understanding of your business model.
A Graphic Designer
Most people are not good at graphic design. Thankfully, you can choose a graphic designer to do one-off projects for not that much money. There are all sorts of consultants that do freelance work to create all of the images that will ultimately be used in your branding efforts. Graphic design is not an area where you should try to cut corners.
A Web Guru
Finally, as soon as you need to have a professional web presence, you should hire a web guru. This professional is going to be someone who will help you navigate the realm of creating a website and then maintaining it. Your site is going to be your primary contact zone for a lot of potential clients, so if you have anything that is amiss from that primary homepage, that translates immediately to the loss of possible work and money coming your way.