The most obvious reasons why female entrepreneurs don’t outsource
I was a control freak & workaholic…
If I can outsource this easy, YOU CAN TOO!
To all the female entrepreneurs who are avoiding the decision to scale their business massively, this is my story……….
There was a significant change happening in my life.
I had to reduce my working hours & earn the same amount of money.
It freaked me out!
How was I going to do that?
I got pregnant with my first baby.
And the problem with my business was;
I was running my business ALONE at that time.
“How was I supposed to get my firstborn, and run my business (basically my VERY first baby) at the same time?”
I had to step up and employ my 1st employee for four months.
It made me very insecure about the whole process.
But I did it anyway.
And my first worker did very well.
She stayed on.
Nowadays you can easily hire people. You don’t need to employ anymore when you don’t want to.
After decades of experience and many employees later
(leading my very own team of 25) I sold that business.
Also, I thought I never wanted to have a team anymore.
I decided to run a new one-woman business.
And I loved it;
I was accountable for EVERYTHING.
I was learning a lot about how to:
– develop my webpages
– design my visuals
– write compelling copy
I was that female entrepreneur who did everything on my own.
LIKE A SUPER BUSINESS WOMAN
In the beginning, there was a rush of being proud of myself.
I am capable of…
Learning so many new skills.
Yet it never looked as good as I had in mind.
I felt frustrated because it cost me a lot of time…
All of this took me away from the most important thing!
Getting new clients and working with new clients.
Being busy with everything except sales?!
Fast forward and five years later.
I have a team of people working for me again. Also, I saw that there were NO GROWTH opportunities when I continued doing everything myself.
I had too much to offer to keep my business so small!!
I am a business coach for women, and this is what I see happing with most of the female entrepreneurs I start to work with:
They know they want to grow their business.
AND THEY DON’T KNOW HOW EXACTLY
They see other businesses with teams and believe that is the way,
They have a problem, though:
Female entrepreneurs have many objections about the topic;
HIRING AND OUTSOURCING.
These are some of the objections I hear a lot:
- First of all, they don’t know where to start.
- Afraid to let go of control is one of the issues these women face.
- The other one is that they are afraid they cannot manage the team
- They believe it is too expensive to hire or outsource.
- They think it takes too long to explain the task, they can do it Faster themselves
- Also, They don’t know how and where to find people.
- They never conducted an interview as a recruiter.
- They have no idea of ALL the Legal Stuff
All these objections are very valid to these female entrepreneurs.
They always are. Yet there is also the ambition and drive to do great things. They feel, just like I did that they need to grow their business.
Let me guide you during my FREE 3-day Challenge.
And to ALL female entrepreneurs, I say from the bottom of my heart
“Get out of your comfort zone, stop investing in more skills, start investing in people”.
And you know how good it feels when you are supporting a whole family in another country because one family member works for you?
In my 3-day challenge “How To Outsource With Comfort And Ease” I will give answers and solutions to ALL THE ABOVE OBJECTIONS
About the author:
Tineke Rensen is in business for 30 years. She built an international Outdoor and Survival business from scratch and sold this after 22 years. Tineke was a national whitewater kayaking champion.
She now is one of the most all-round business accelerators you can find. There are very few topics she cannot help you with your business. Many people find it hard to believe when they hear this. How much do you think you know about a topic if you live it day and night for 30 years?
Tineke works with female business owners to grow to their full business potential. She uses her own system the “Blueprint for a Successful Business Makeover”. She is a women’s business coach.
Tineke is the author of “Maximum Business Growth For Women”
If you want to watch business videos with Tineke Rensen you can like the Powerful Business Academy Youtube Channel