What’s In This Episode:
Want more Jill and Brad in your life? Go to Anchor Advisors and sign up for Brad’s newsletter for once-a-month advice from Brad as well as 4-5 of the best small biz articles. What do Jill and Brad worry about in their businesses? For Jill, it’s money. For Brad, it’s what if he gets sick and can’t work?
“I want them to be innovative in their role.” – Jill
BDYB’s producer Saul turns the tables on Jill and Brad again, this time to ask about employees. What are the things they look for? Conversely, what makes them say absolutely not? Then, once they’ve hired, what do they worry about?
For Brad, if people come in talking about flexibility, that’s a major no for him. He can offer flexibility once the employee has put in the time and proven they’re willing to work (that’s one of the major benefits of working for a small business). If someone comes on and wants to take initiative, he’s all about it. But his first worry is if someone can really do the job they’re hired for.
Jill’s pretty speedy. So if someone comes on her team and likes to take their time… or too much time, she knows it probably won’t work out. If someone is able to also take the initiative and challenge her, however, she views it as a positive. She worries that the contractors she works with might not want to stick it out and see things through.
“It’s hard to get good employees.” – Brad
Jill and Brad then discuss the top 5 business owner worries (and what to do about them):
- The top of the lead generation funnel. Is there enough going on to generate sales?
- If there is, is there a potential employee pipeline?
- If there is, can we still get paid? And even if you get paid in advance, what if the check doesn’t come on time? When do you cut it off? SO MANY QUESTIONS.
- Staying healthy! Mentally, physically, and emotionally.
- And the number one worry is more of a big-picture concept…
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