Posted by Mark Richards
Every man or woman who steps into the arena of entrepreneurship has to make decisions about how to operate the business. There are many areas in which an entrepreneur can be creative about this approach. He can market as he pleases, create the working atmosphere he pleases, form the business in whatever way he pleases. Entrepreneurs who succeed, however, have some things in common. The most successful of all are 3D entrepreneurs.
As an entrepreneur starts a new business, it’s important for him or her to actually do the work of that business. Opening a restaurant? Wipe some tables. Cook some food. Seat some guests. Becoming intimately familiar with the tasks of the workplace allows the owner to really get ingratiated in the business. In doing so, the entrepreneur can understand not just the internal processes but also how the facilitate the overarching vision of the company.
Once the owner has gotten his or her hands dirty, it is wise to make official the different roles. By documenting the responsibilities of every employee (or future employee), the routine of the establishment can become standardized. Once solidified, there is less room for confusion or disagreement. Make everything clear. In addition to merely the job descriptions for every required position, implement and document systems that create accountability. The more documentation that exists, the more smoothly the business should operate. Everyone is on the same page.
Once an owner has mastered and standardized the fundamental work of his business, he can assign the job. Few businesses are one-man operations and those that are reach maximize growth pretty quickly. The responsibilities of the owner are too plentiful to handle exclusively. Delegating the work to other employees frees the owner to handle the more advanced work of the business. It is essential to growth and to success.
Being a high-impact 3D entrepreneur means truly running the place. Once you understand everything, you benefit immensely. You can accurately hold your employees accountable. You can fill in for your staff if something out of the ordinary arises. You can manage every level of your business. The 3D entrepreneur doesn’t just start a business, he runs it.Read More