Business Consulting Washington DC: Helping Small Businesses Think Big
Do you work for your business or on your business?
This may seem like a silly question, but one of the big problems we notice while business coaching Washington DC is that many business owners have an employee mindset.
Instead of working on their business, they are working for their business.
The problem is that the skills that make someone a great employee are not the same skills that make a great business owner.
Delegation Is the Key to Successful Business Ownership
As an employee, you learned the importance of getting the job done.
While all business owners and managers should be willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done when there is a failure lower in the business chain, your business should be structured so that you can focus on running the business, not handling day-to-day tasks.
This may not be possible when you first start your business. You will naturally be required to handle more of your business tasks.
However, one of the best time management strategies that we teach to our clients is learning what can be outsourced.
You are probably handling things like:
Sales and marketing
Your business may be too small for in-house sales, human resources, or accounting departments. Yet, unless you are an expert in those areas, handling them yourself might be a massive waste of time. We help you identify areas where you and your business are better served by outsourcing.
Running Your Business Remotely With Time Management Coaching Washington DC
Another challenge facing modern business owners is how to handle a business when customers or employees cannot physically be on location.
There are real benefits to allowing employees to work remotely. Having that flexibility is what allowed many businesses to continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, many small business owners recognized that there are differences in managing a team that is working remotely.
Kellen Consulting Group can teach you the skills to master remote team management. These skills are great to have, even if you plan to transition back to a fully in-person business model. They give you flexibility in case we ever face another challenge like the pandemic or natural disasters.
Continuous Education Is a Key to Growth
One of the best things you can do for your business is to commit to learning. You should always be looking for opportunities to learn how to be a more successful businessperson. You should always be looking for opportunities to network.
Even more important, you should be looking for those opportunities for your employees. Once you hire the right people, investing in developing your employees will make everything else about running a business easier.
As a business management consultant for Washington DC, we perform a SWOT-like analysis on your current business. That helps us identify areas where your staff excels and areas where training is needed.
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