I was watching the show “The Profit” and Marcus said that many small businesses have layers of management that shouldn’t be there. This salon owner hired a general manager to, essentially, do everything that the owner should have been doing, but didn’t want to do.
I went through the same challenges with my business. Managing of people was not my thing. I tried to let others do the job of managing people. I was wrong.
If you’re going to have a business with employees, then your role as a business owner is to MANAGE people, process, products and profits. Unless you have a business partner(s) that are going to assume those clearly defined roles and responsibilities, then they fall on you.
The bible says in Luke 12:42-43 NIV
“The Lord answered, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns.”
The trick to managing people is knowing that God is YOUR boss and he’s going to get a quarterly report and grade you. Either he’s going to grade you well, and trust you with MORE (profits), or he’s going to keep you where you’re at because you have lessons to learn, or he will take away because you’ve been a bad manager.
How you MANAGE your vendors, clients, employees and contractors is crucially important to your success, and God’s blessings over your business.