In this blog post, I talked about the importance of documenting your home business processes. Similarly, it’s important to determine and document the various roles in your home business.
For example, the list of roles might include such things as shipping clerk, bookkeeper, business growth manager, president, and so on. Each of these roles performs an important function in your business. It helps to define each role in your business and define a list of responsibilities that each role needs to meet.
We home-based business people tend to perform many roles ourselves. So you might wonder what the point is when it is us performing all or most of the roles.
For one, it helps you to get a clearer picture of the various components of your business. It helps you to break your business down into identifiable components. By documenting them, you can see them (at least on paper) and that can help you see ‘the big picture’. Secondly, it can help you to decide what roles you might want to spin off or delegate to someone else.
All businesses document their employee’s roles. Large companies use organization charts and job descriptions to do this. Whichever way you do it, you can greatly benefit by describing the roles of your home business.