Ready to Hire an Online Business Manager? What You Need To Know


One question I hear often is, “How do I know if I’m ready to hire an online business manager?” There are a few different reasons you might want to hire an online business manager and some key things should be in place before bringing an OBM onto your team. Let’s dive into a few ways to know if you are ready to make this important business decision and hire the right person for your needs.

What is an Online Business Manager?

In case this is a new term for you, an online business manager helps with the day-to-day back end of your business. Depending on the business manager and their zone of genius, this could include a couple of extra roles and tasks. Such as system setup, project management, hiring, creating processes, and managing your team.

1) You are the bottleneck of your business and team

If you have a small team of contractors, you find that you are the bottleneck holding them back from doing their job. Are you struggling to get your team members the information they need to complete their tasks for your business? That’s a key area where an OBM can step in and actually manage the team for you. It can be tough to let go of the reins, and you will most likely struggle with this transition. However, online business managers are trained specifically in how to manage your team members so that they stay engaged and deliver results for your business so you can focus on other areas, such as filling your client pipeline.

2) Your systems are a hot mess

As a visionary, your zone of genius might not be systems, and that’s okay! But, as you continue to grow and scale, implementing the right systems is vital for your business to continue to grow. Almost all OBMs love systems and will make sure your business is running like a well-oiled machine.

3) You don’t have standard processes in place

SOPs (standard operating procedures) are essential for all businesses, especially as you grow and your team expands. Making sure all of your processes are mapped out and documented will be one of your online business manager’s first steps to organizing your business and making things run smoother for everyone.

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August 1, 2021


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