By Ilir Sela, Founder of Nerd Force
Learning to trust my employee(s) with different tasks and projects has been my greatest achievement as a young entrepreneur. At 23 I started my own computer support business as an owner/operator and shortly there after I hired my first employee, Nick, to help me with the growing number of clients and projects. I felt that I could finally focus more on growing the business while I assigned a lot of the tasks to him.
However, as time passed, I was working 16 hour days and still did not have enough time to focus on overall business growth. I finally realized that as I deferred a lot of the work to Nick, I was still getting involved in every minute decision, task and project he was handling. In short, I had trouble trusting him to complete the work. I was so used to doing everything on my own that I felt as if someone else could not do the job as well as me. Knowing this, I gradually focused on building trust in Nick as well as future employees.
I now ensure that each employee understands their role in every project and trust that they will do the best job possible. This trust has allowed me to focus on the bigger picture of growing my business into a Franchise.