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Resources for solo entrepreneurs and small business owners who are thinking about hiring, but just not sure where to start.

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Hiring Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

As a small business owner working alone its easy to get overwhelmed and suddenly have your business blow up. Things start to fall through the cracks and your quality starts to slip. You start to wonder if its time to hire someone to help out, but that’s such a scary idea.

Lucky for you, we’ve done the hard work and want to share the results with you!

Do These Questions Sound Familiar?

  • Should I hire?
  • How do I know when to hire?
  • How do I manage my team?
  • How do I create a team that will want to stay and love working for me?
  • What if I don’t have enough work to share with a team?
  • How do I run a remote team?
  • Is it hard to run a remote team?
  • How can I trust my remote team?
  • How can I make sure I’m not micromanaging?
  • How can I keep my control freak in check?

We’re here to help you answer these questions!

We’re working on some articles and a free webinar to help you answer these questions. We want to get you back on track with quality work and a happy team.

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Articles and Resources

Tough Conversations

The hardest part of my job as a manager is having tough conversations. One might even say, this is the toughest part of life. Because no one likes to break up with someone else, or hurt another’s feelings, or even sit in awkward silence. In fact, I’m going to wager that most of us dread this kind of talk.

How to Document Your Processes for Easy Delegation

How to Document Your Processes for Easy Delegation

Delegation Can be Simple One of the scary things about hiring someone is trying to figure out what you can delegate to them and how to delegate it. Delegation begins with creating processes for your business.   Now, you might be thinking, “Oh crap, now I have to start writing a huge manual with all … Continue reading How to Document Your Processes for Easy Delegation

How to Create Your Core Values

Defining Your Core Values: A Soul-Searching Exercise   What Are Core Values? Core values are the culmination of your vision, mission, and culture. If you were to put them all in a stew, your core values are the mix of ingredients that is the essence of a delicious dish that is you and your organization. … Continue reading How to Create Your Core Values

Dialing Down the Control Freak

Back when I was still a one-woman-shop, I was struggling with the idea of hiring some help. There are many things to consider when you’re overwhelmed with work, and we’ll get to more of that in another article (subscribe to get notifications). What I want to talk about right now is the fact that I’m … Continue reading Dialing Down the Control Freak

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How Leveraging your Marketing Team Can Improve your Bottom Line

Expanding Your Team to Fuel Your Joy and Give Your Business Room to Grow. Being a business owner means wearing multiple hats. It oftentimes forces you to not only be the expert in your craft but to be your business’s marketing team and to fill several other roles that are not innate to your skill … Continue reading How Leveraging your Marketing Team Can Improve your Bottom Line

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How to Organize & Prioritize the Time You Need to Work on Your Website and/or Marketing Plan

In this post, I’ll talk about some techniques for finding the time to organize and execute your website marketing plans. You’ll walk away with some actionable items to help keep you moving forward on both fronts. I’ve struggled with calendar issues and never-ending to-do lists for as long as I’ve owned my business. I think … Continue reading How to Organize & Prioritize the Time You Need to Work on Your Website and/or Marketing Plan

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How to Hire & Manage a Remote WordPress Team [WP Elevation Blog]

In this post, Nicole shares her tips on how to hire and manage a remote WordPress team by discussing the challenges the company has faced, how we overcame those challenges and some of the tools the team uses to make life easier. “You’ll see that it isn’t so hard and can be quite rewarding to … Continue reading How to Hire & Manage a Remote WordPress Team [WP Elevation Blog]

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3 Reasons Why Our Work-Life Balance Directly Affects Your Results

Not only does a good work-life balance benefit us as a team, but also plays a part in how our work is affected and delivered to you. One of the many reasons I love working for this team is the emphasis on how important it is to have a good work-life balance. With the laid-back … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Our Work-Life Balance Directly Affects Your Results

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5 Website Project Management Tools We Can’t Live Without

In a previous article on choosing a proper web designer or developer for your website project, we had touched on the importance of the company you choose to hire having a positive team dynamic. One component of a good team is to have a lot of processes in place and useful tools at their fingertips to … Continue reading 5 Website Project Management Tools We Can’t Live Without

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