Scale Your Business To The Next Level
As the year passes and you continue to grow, your business must grow as well. That's right. Today we are talking about scaling your business to get you to the next level. You have been imagining it for years, visualizing the moment you make it big, the vacations, the dream house, and cars. But what is it going to take to get you there? Today I am going to teach you the three keys I learned while scaling my corporations to massive success.
1. Always think of expansion!
A belief I tend to find amongst the business community is to start scaling when you are ready. Honestly, I think this is all B.S. and no I don’t mean belief systems! When you start a business you should always think of the long-term viability and how you are going to grow your business to build massive wealth. This comes down to your vision. Do you imagine yourself in the same spot, doing the same things, and building the same wealth that you are right now? If you imagine yourself working long hours, building the same thing you have, that is exactly what you will get. Look at places in your business where you aren’t needed. Honestly, do you need to be redoing your own files? Answering your own phones? Well someone has to do it, but it doesn’t have to be you. If you want to become a seven or eight figure entrepreneur you must value your time like a seven or eight figure entrepreneur. This brings us to the second tip!
2. Learn to Delegate.
Delegating can be a difficult skill to learn. Why let someone else do what you know you can do the right way? Because if you do everything, you will have no time to scale your business. Scaling a business requires a team, it requires people to help you with sales, marketing, budgets, the details of your business that can't be missed. When I first began scaling my businesses, I trained managers based on how I like things. I didn’t look for the perfect hire with all the right skills and the perfect resume. No, I looked for someone who was F.A.T. (not just because I like to eat). Someone who is Faithful, Available, and Teachable. The very woman who runs my corporations for me applied for a job cleaning my dishes. Did she have the resume to run corporations? Not at the time, but we delegated tasks and as she was ready, we gave more responsibility to her. Now I can sit back and relax. Imagine what it would feel like having your business run smoothly without having to do any work?
3. Don’t Go in Blind.
The number one tip I can give you to scaling a business is finding someone that has been there before. You might eventually scale your business to the level you want by yourself, but there is no guarantee how long it will take you or that you will even get there. Avoid the mistakes that have already been made. That's right. Someone has built a business like yours. They have made mistakes. YOU DON’T HAVE TO MAKE THOSE SAME MISTAKES!!! No matter what business you are starting or beginning to scale, there is someone who can show you the way to gain success. Find a community with someone you know, like, and trust. You will go on a journey with this mentor to build a future that you deserve. But make sure you find someone who has built and scaled their business to the level you aspire to be at one day.
Scaling your business can be a long and enduring process, but it doesn’t have to be. By following these three tips you will greatly increase your chances of leveling up your business, your income, and your life! Remember when you are building your business, there is no room to know it all. You have to be a learn it all instead.
Stephen Dela Cruz is a best selling author, speaker and serial entrepreneur who specializes in helping budding entrepreneurs double their income in their first year. He’s built several 7 figure businesses and in his online school, The Mastermind Experience, he shares strategies around time and money management to help beginning entrepreneurs soar. You can see more about Stephen on his website and follow him on his Facebook page.