Implementing Systems before Your First Hire

If you’ve been in business long enough, you know when things are about to get out of control. You’re working long days, not sleeping enough, and every time you see a new email in your inbox your cortisol levels skyrocket.

If this sounds like you, it’s time to hire someone to help!

The fact is, with success comes more work and more responsibility, and hiring employees and freelancers is inevitable. However, have you ever received bad service or got a subpar product from a previously-fantastic business? Nearly every time, the reason for the decline in service or quality is that the business simply grew too fast and wasn’t ready. Without systems in place to smooth out the transitions, you can lose valuable clients and cause damage to your company.

Of course, you’re so busy already that the idea of developing systems is merely a footnote at the bottom of your priority list. This means that it’s definitely time to carve out space in your schedule to create systems and procedures. To help you get started, here are some indispensable tips I learned as I developed Nook Design Studio.

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