Editor’s Note: Here at Dispatches, we are always looking for ways to help our readers do things. For some of our readers, that means helping navigate the working world, for others, it means assisting in the ever challenging question,“what’s for dinner?” For still others, it means figuring out how to balance family life with everything else. In an effort to aid in all of these endeavors, we have collaborated on this article written specifically for our readers.
Building and launching a business is an ever-evolving process. The technique and measure for success are changing as fast as the technology and software available. If you want to stay on top of current trends, consider the following:
Even solopreneurs can benefit from reviewing their payment processing. If you choose to accept credit cards and debit cards, have you thought about accepting ApplePay or other contactless payment options? If it makes sense for your business to accept these kinds of payments and you have the ability to do so, it might make it easier and faster for the customers.
We’ve talked a lot about office and work spaces. A solpreneur or small team absolutely can be successful working from a home office or shared location. There are a multitude of options in between a home office and a large storefront. One option to consider is a virtual office. A virtual office takes out the maintenance and overhead other physical spaces require.
If you get to the point where you need to add an employee or add even more employees, consider hiring young (er) professionals or recent graduates. With an organized and effective recruitment process, you can find someone who fits your organization and might be willing to work less than full-time or full-time for less than a more experienced employee. Don’t go too low in responsibilities or compensation or you risk training someone only to have them leave for the next opportunity that pays more.