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As your business grows, it’s inevitable that you’ll need to hire help. That is, you’ll need to hire help if you want your business to keep growing and being more and more profitable.

Deciding to hire help can be an overwhelming and daunting task, and it’s common for the solo-professional to feel ambivalent about sharing control and giving over ‘parenting rights’ to their ‘baby’.

Our next few posts will focus on ways to make outsourcing easier. This has been on my mind a lot lately as I’ve been considering how best to outsource various tasks in my own business. If you have been thinking of hiring outside assistance, our next posts will be very timely. I’ll be working the recommended steps with you.

The first step is to define the major tasks in your business, and then define the subtasks which make up the main tasks. For example:

Main task:

Working with clients


Marketing/promotion (to attract clients)

Scheduling consultation

Holding consultation

Sending paperwork/billing

Working with client ongoing


As you can see, each main task is made up of many subtasks. Your first step is to deconstruct all the tasks you want help with into their component parts. Do this, and you’ll be ready for the next step.