You started your business because your skills fill a need. But sometimes running a business requires skills we don't always have.
That pretty much mirrors construction - we hire out the electricians and plumbers so we can focus on framing. But the decision to hire out managing parts of our business can be hard. Well, maybe hiring out a bookkeeper is pretty easy when tax time comes around . . .
Your business will flourish when you can focus on what you do best. Delegate the rest.
Here's a good way to ensure you find the right fit:
1) List what you don't like to do or what you aren't good at doing: Scheduling
2) Expand on specific tasks that you don't want to do. Look at it like a scope of work - be specific, imagine where it begins and how it finishes:
Listing every item that has to get done.
Figuring out how long each item takes.
Figuring out who handles what.
Creating the visual schedule.
Committing to the dates your schedule shows you.
If you sort of know how long something is going to take and can probably verbally tell someone, and believe you can use the schedule to stay on track and please your customers, let's talk. Let's try it once and see how it works for you.