Growing your business can be a complicated task to achieve. But growing your business when you are an introvert can be even more daunting. The good news is you will find some very specific introvert-related advice on this very subject below.
Do recruit new people as slowly as possible
One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever been given as an introvert in business is to grow my team slowly. The benefit of this is that you get to make real meaningful connections with your employees and the members of your team, which for an introverted leader is crucial to success.
Do find the perfect premises for your expanding business
Many introverts start their businesses in their home. However, at some point, their needs just get too much for a home-based business and they have to expand into proper corporate accommodation. Of course, when doing this it’s very important to consider the layout you choose carefully. For example, most introverts will hate working in an open-plan office, so opting for a building that is set out that way will cost you a great deal to convert.
Once you’ve found the perfect location for your new business premises, make sure that the move goes as quickly and as easily as possible for you and your team. This includes carefully planning and budgeting it, as well as using movers that are professional. Indeed, with a good moving team behind you, you will be able to set your new office up with the minimum of stress.
Do delegate jobs (So you can focus on what you are good at)
While introverts can and do succeed in every realm and role of business, some tasks are often enjoyed more by those who are extroverted such as sales, training, and in some cases marketing. With that in mind delegating such tasks to members of your team, or freelancers so you can focus on the things you are good at is a very good way to make sure your expansion is as successful as possible.
Don’t forget that there is plenty of software that can help you
Productivity software presents introverted leaders with a wonderful way of keeping in touch with, monitoring and communicating with their team. Be sure not to forget to include it in your business expansion plan.
Don’t forget that being good at listening gives you an advantage
Typically introverts are much better at sitting back assessing a situation and listening to what is happening and the subtexts of conversations. This is excellent news for any introvert looking to expand their business because it provides them with a distinct advantage.
Indeed, by being able to listen to what both your staff and customers are truly saying to you, you will be able to craft a business that is not only efficient but focused on providing an outstanding customer experience every time. It is this kind of business, that delights their customers, that tends to expand the fastest and maintain great levels of customer loyalty even as the expansion is going on.