When starting a company, you may not be thinking about employees. For many small business owners, in the beginning at least, the only employee you are considering is yourself. You intend to do it all, and that may be possible and even best, in the beginning.
However, as time goes by, you are going to need help. Depending on the kind of help you need, you may be able to tap into some of the lesser utilized employee pools.
Many seniors are looking for ways to pass the time. Retirement is great, but some of them actually want to work for a few hours a week. If you just need someone to man the wheel, do some data entry, open things up or shut things down now and then, you may be able to find a senior citizen that is interested. If they love to wake up early and you would rather sleep late, a responsible senior could come in, open up, and mind the store for a couple of hours until you make it in. A retired accountant or bookkeeper may enjoy helping with the books a few times a week or closing the register at night.
If you find the right ones, students can be a powerful work force. A good one can allow you to leave early, and you can help them save for their first car or save for school. It may take some time to find the right, responsible worker and to get them to where they need to be, but the investment could be worth it.
Of course you do not have to hire if you need extra help. Outsourcing is an often overlooked solution to lightening the load somewhat. Payroll, bookkeeping, cleaning and more can be outsourced to agencies for less than paying an employee would cost. This would free you up to focus on growing your business, which will increase the bottom line.
Of course, you have to get the business started first, and that means financing. Biz2Credit can help with that. Our network of over 1,200 lenders offer a variety of products perfect for each situation, from new business loans and equipment loans to small business loans for women and bad credit. Click Biz2Credit.com for more information.