Failing epically at Human Resources

Lately I’ve been grappling with the thought of growing our company to include permanent staff. My first attempt has been an epic failure so far and I am not ashamed to admit that the second attempt is scary AF!

For 2 solid years, the company has mostly been a one-man team with me solidly running the show albeit initially having started up with 4 other partners. I have found myself in a situation which I was exactly trying to avoid- Lone Ranger!

Having come to terms with reality, it is time to look at the future and try to be as optimistic as possible despite the harrowing fear of failure which looms over every small business owner in the beginning stages of setting up an enterprise.

My target is no longer to cross the five year mark of operating a business because apparently if revenue is not covering opex then we’re royally screwed.

Now what I’m looking at is whether I can have my first full time employee stay with “us” for at least 12 months.

In the midst of what may seem as doom and gloom, there is an evident sipping light at the end of the tunnel. The business model evolved into one that is monetizable- is that a word?

So here’s to fine tuning and more practice of steering this ship which is Manic Creatives Limited.

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