Are you missing this key business component?
A sales funnel, Julia? Nope.
The latest online course? Uh-uh.
A virtual assistant? Still no.
A job description.
Yes, you read that right.
Often times what holds us back is clarity more than anything. If we are unclear as to what exactly we are supposed to be doing, how can we do it?
What are the responsibilities you will have in your business? What skills are needed? How many people will you (eventually) manage?
It’s actually one of the first things we need to do once we know what our business is and we are ready to get it started.
Before you make that strategic marketing plan, way before you build a website, and certainly before you take on any clients or dive into product development—determine what your role is, even if it’s just you.
You are the President/CEO of your company and you need to define what that means. Not only so you have a clear and concise path to follow, but also so that anyone who joins your team in the future can have a full understanding of your role and theirs.
Think about it: the one thing that made having a j-o-b easier than owning a business was a clearly defined set of responsibilities and expectations.
In the entrepreneurial world it can feel like we are all over the map and wearing all the hats in an overwhelming way if we don’t clearly define what the role of business owner looks like for us.
Defining your responsibilities and skills will also help you determine who needs to be hired to help you grow your business. Maybe you excel at copywriting but you couldn’t design your way out of a box. Maybe you love Google analytics but you simply don’t get how to run Facebook ads.
Take a second and think about what your “job” entails and write a description for it. If you are lost in overwhelm, missing deadlines and forgetting key components, this will help set you straight by creating clearly defined duties and responsibilities for your position and defining who needs to be added to your team.
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