Today’s topic is:

What should your team look like?

You will learn:

  • What my team looks like
  • When to hire
  • How to find experts to help you

 

Transcription:

Hello to The Build Live Give solo podcast episode number 219
If it is your first time welcome and if you love what you hear, please subscribe.
If you are a regular thanks for your support.
Let me know a topic you would like me to cover at
[email protected]
Shout out to Jen who inspired me to talk about today’s topic. Jen is a valuable member of BLG Authority Machine. Find out more at buildlivegive.com/authoritymachine.
Please check out past shows on your favorite platform – search Build Live Give
Today’s topic is

  1. What should your team look like? 

You will learn

  1. What my team looks like 
  2. When to hire
  3. How to find experts to help you 

At Coca-Cola, I lead teams with 100’s of people. While I loved it, I didn’t want to create a business that was serviced based powered by people.
The highest I got to was 30 in my outsourcing and development businesses.
I scaled back when I sold both and now have a small team with a series of experts who help me. 
My team has been essential in helping me to run my community and mentoring business whilst going through my transplant. I couldn’t have done it without them. 
A big thank you to them. 
Many people ask me how I manage to do all of this on my own and I let them into the secret of being successful. 
You don’t have a business unless you have a team. 
I will go through my team and the topline responsibilities they have. It is not a perfect structure for everyone, but it works for me and I hope it inspires you to create your version. 
Coni is my Business Manager. She is my right-hand person and essential to my success.
Her key responsibilities are:

  • Team leadership 
  • Project Management 
  • Client success
  • Finance 
  • The glue between our business and experts we work with 

Chi

  • Email and calendar
  • Podcasting 
  • Admin tasks 
  • Research 

JC

  • Linkedin 

Melany 

  • Social media
  • Membership support 

Experts 

  • Mary Henderson – Branding
  • ECA – Tax 
  • Bean Ninjas – Bookkeeping 
  • Anthony – Sales funnels 
  • Megan – Content 
  • Nathan – social media clips 
  • Pip Edwards – Acting coach 
  • Balaz – Podcast editing 
  • Podetize – show notes 
  • Tuned WP – website

Before we go into when to hire I would like to talk to you about Dubb – D U B B. It is an All-in-one sales & marketing video platform that helps to attract, convert, and retain more happy clients.
Stand out in someone’s inbox – be it email, slack or social media – by sending them videos
I used it this week to give Linkedin profile reviews. 
I can track all the analytics so I know when best to circle back. 
Why not check it out for yourself. 
Go to buildlivegive.com/dubb 
 
When to hire?
This is one of the hardest decisions you will make as a business owner. As a rule, I find people wait too long. 
We tend to not value our time and pay ourselves a commercial wage, so the comment it is cheaper and quicker to do it myself get said. 
Coming from Coca-Cola we were taught to hirer before you needed to. We had the profit to do it, but it paid off more than not. 
As an owner, you have a few options to fund the new hirer.

  1. Working capital. 
  2. Bank financing 
  3. Personal funds 
  4. Sale of a business asset

I use a combination of working capital eg 3 months operating cash flow in the bank and sale of a business asset. My last sale is funding my personal branding. 
If you would like to know some tips for hiring, please listen to episode 215 How to hire the best people.  
The last point is how to find experts to help you.

  1. Social media search 
  2. Podcasts
  3. Network 
  4. Google search 

All have their pros and cons.
I have 1,763 experts across 171 categories waiting for you to tap into. 
Happy to talk with you on these. You can book a call from the show notes or reply to the email if you are on our list. 

Three key actions from today:

  1. Work out your next hirer  
  2. Contact me for options 
  3. Contact me for experts 

You can get all the links in the show notes at https://buildlivegive.com/podcast ep 219 or on the app you are listening to now. I recommend the Pocket Casts app. 
If you want to find and convert your ideal clients on Linkedin go to blgclick.com to watch a FREE 30min pre-recorded masterclass. 
Please connect and follow me on Linkedin.
If you know someone interested in setting up their team – share this with them. 
If you have a topic you would like me to cover, email me at [email protected]
Please take action to build your business and lifestyle
And stay well 

Links

 

Connect With Paul and Build Live Give

Thank You for Tuning In!
If you want to be seen in uncertain times and add value to your Ideal Client so you can build lasting relationships – go to blgclick.com to learn our three secrets