Your business must be independent of any one individual if you want your business to thrive in the marketplace on a long-term basis.
The most effective way you can grow your business is by removing yourself from the daily operations and focusing your time on developing strategies to elevate and move your brand forward. However, you cannot step away from running your business until you have strong systems in place, a dependable and knowledgeable team, and a stable customer base.
To help you develop a business that can run on its own, consider the following:
Test your business
The best way to test how well your business will perform without you is to go on a holiday. Ensure you are unreachable during the entire period. In this way, you can come back and assess what went wrong or where your issues lie, for instance, you may find your staff are not comfortable calling the shots if they are used to being micromanaged.
Build strong systems
When you reduce your responsibilities, you must have a reliable and qualified team who