No, I’m not talking about the growing pains kids get, though my son does lose sleep because of them occasionally. I mean the growing pains that inevitably come with building a business. My bookkeeping business has been growing steadily, which is great. (Revenue good!) However, as I get busier, my schedule gets more complicated and I face a number of decisions.
Which project comes first? How long will each job really take? What types of clients do I want to add and how do I attract them? Do I need to modify the kids’ schedules or change my routine? These are some of the questions I find myself pondering. At some point, I’ll be facing the issue of expanding and hiring help. This will be a BIG step and it requires careful planning. It’ll be a whole new ballgame as it will involve payroll – and its associated costs, hiring, employee management, and all that fun stuff. It’s a lot to think about and it can be challenging to get the timing right.
So wish me luck with my professional growing pains – the kind that don’t go away when you wake up in the morning.