We’ve all heard that scaling is important for businesses to grow, but it’s also beneficial to your family’s wellbeing. How can scaling impact your children? What can you do to make the process easier?
On this episode, CEO of Virtual Hub, Barbara Turley, is here to discuss why you need to build a company you can step away from.
Focus on the most important part of your business. All the problems that you have will be solved by sales. –Barbara Turley
3 Things We Learned From This Episode
Build a saleable asset (07:00- 07:49)
Scaling your business turns it into a saleable asset. That doesn’t mean you have to sell it—just that you have the ability to. Creating a saleable asset can also be especially helpful to moms, as you’re creating opportunities for you to step away if and when you need to.
Embrace your inner “control freak” (21:40- 22:35)
While we might not like to admit it, most entrepreneurs are control freaks. That’s okay—this is the baby you’ve built! Being a control freak doesn’t mean you have to look over your employee’s shoulders, though. All you have to do is build systems and make sure they’re being followed.
Start with your personal vision, then look at the business (27:32- 29:02)
We spend so much time concentrating on our business visions, but we still have lives outside of work. Instead of building your life around your business, start by thinking about what you want personally. By paying attention to the lifestyle you want, you’ll build a business that can fit the vision.
Most entrepreneurs want to scale their businesses, and with good reason. But it’s important to check in with your ‘why’. Why do you want to scale your business? You may think building a saleable asset requires a certain degree of objectivity, but saleable or not, your business is your baby. Think about how your business will fit into your life— not the other way around.
Barbara Turley is the CEO of Virtual Hub, aimed at helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses as easily as possible. Barbara is also a mom to a daughter, and attributes a lot of her success with scaling her own business to her decision to be a hands-on parent. Barbara is passionate about helping entrepreneurs have an easier journey to success.