Not every entrepreneur wants to have employees. They add levels of complexity to the business that you may not welcome. But if you don’t want to hire and manage employees, you could be setting limits on how much your business can grow.
What are your alternatives? You can outsource many aspects of your business. For instance, Marvelous Marianne of MM Manufacturing outsources manufacturing of her proprietary products, hires a warehouse/shipping vendor, and uses an outside bookkeeper to keep her environmentally-friendly cleaning products business going. She has been operating successfully as a one-woman business for years.
In Small Business Trends, Chaitanya Sagar tells how difficult it was to do everything required by his new business and adds that, “As a small business grows, and as the scale at which a task is done
increases, you have to find ways to get the time to focus on the bigger
picture. If you don’t, you will get caught up in myriad routine
activities, and can’t progress on strategic areas of your business.”
You will have more time to focus on growing your business if someone else can take on the back-office tasks. Just keep an eye on your cash flow, and make sure you’ll have funds to pay your vendors even if you have a slow-revenue month or two.