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    Question Hiring a business manager...

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    I've got more work than I can do, and I'd much rather hire someone to do the businessy stuff and do the fun stuff - the coding - myself.

    So this makes me consider a business manager of some sort. Not full-time, this would just be a few hours a week to take care of routine tasks and help me make some biz decisions.

    Has anyone done this? Any advice?

    Thank you in advance - this would be a big step for me, and I'd rather do it with your advice!

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    It sounds like you're mixing two roles, a office / business manager who runs operational issues and a decision maker. Depending on what you want someone to help decide you will quickly leave the realm of basic employee, a little help, and need someone much more invested in your business.

    Hiring on a truly part time basis is difficult... who wants to work just a few hours, who is qualified that can. So let's break it down a bit... what types of activities do you see them doing?
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    If you had a business manager, what would that person manage? It sounds to me like you are essentially a freelancer - you enjoy coding but not the business end of things. So, really you aren't trying to plan, build, or a business. Being a freelancer is a way of 'doing business' but it's not really a business in traditional terms as much as it's a single person doing work for money.

    So, if you had a business manager what would that person ideally do for you?
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    Sorry it took me so long to respond, and thank you very much for your input. You both kind of said the same thing - what do I want this person to do? And that's a very good question. I can't answer it, so figuring that out is the perfect place to start.
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    On your website you say that you are 'proudly a sole proprietorship'. Are you sure you really want to engage someone to help you grow out the business? I see a lot of freelancers who keep struggling with their businesses because they forget that they don't want to grow a business - instead they just want to be a freelancer.

    If you want to move up in the freelancing world rather than actually growing a business (very different things) then you need to concentrate on raising your rates/revenue more than anything else.
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