As a forward-thinking entrepreneur, you’ve got a lot of balls in the air. You’re constantly being bombarded with more things you need to get done. Running your own business in the financial field comes with a host of challenges and responsibilities—but you’re killing it. The more success you have, the more help you need and getting things done right becomes more and more important.
When is it time to share the load? The short answer is…sooner than you think.
Hiring the right COO early on is the game-changer you need at this phase of your company’s growth.
A COO will Guide Your Company’s Growth with Experience and Attention to Detail
One of the most important roles of a COO in a young business is to help you, the CEO, build your company—not just sell your product. Young companies encounter a lot of unique challenges, and a strong COO will tap resources you didn’t know you had to overcome challenges they can see coming a mile away. Your business is still growing, and the sky’s the limit. An experienced COO with a proven track record will be there to guide that growth. Turning what you’ve worked so hard to build over the past few years into something that is more productive, efficient, and ultimately a more grown up version of the company you have now.
Your COO will Have Your Back
It gets lonely at the top, especially when you’re starting from the ground up. The COO you are looking for will be stronger in areas that you’re not well equipped to handle, not to mention that you don’t have time to focus on. You need a counterpart who will both have your back and bring an alternative perspective to the table. Your operational partner should see things you don’t see, catch details you missed, have ideas you wouldn’t have, and be able to share their views in a respectful and empowering way. In a growing business, having a partner who thinks operationally and communicates well means the difference between becoming stagnant and propelling forward.
Ultimately, you need a COO to take some of the nitty-gritty details off your plate, so that you can focus on making sales and strategies to grow your business.
Lead Your Team Into The Future with a Strong COO at Your Side
Even if you only have 30 employees or less now, chances are you don’t want to stay that way. You’ve made it this far, and as a visionary leader you want to maintain the strong growth trajectory you’ve begun. A skilled COO will help you build the powerful team you need with you as your business grows and reaches new heights. They’ll handle the day-to-day and background operations while you cultivate company culture and plan for the future of your business. You can’t have one without the other—so adding a COO is a wise move sooner rather than later.
As with any big executive hire, you’ll want to choose your candidates carefully. I have top-tier finance and corporate management candidates ready for an exciting opportunity to help a thriving business reach the next level. Contact me to find your next COO or CFO, don’t wait, start now.