I don’t know about you, but as a small business owner I’ve repeatedly found myself in that age-old scenario which, having spoken about it to countless people, seems to be quite common.
The scenario is this. A small business owner expands their business to the point whereby their workload has significantly grown – arguably to the point that is unmanageable – and they require specialist help. As a result, they work longer hours doing the things that they’re not suited to and don’t particularly enjoy. Of course, what they probably need to do is employ someone, but they can’t afford the time let alone the money to find the right person. And so it goes.
The reality is that when it comes to SMEs in need of specialist support it’s either all (full time) or nothing (burning the candle at both ends and losing sight of why you went into business in the first place!). And, from my experience, the current part time work landscape doesn’t necessarily lend itself to the skillset often required by businesses to fill the gap in-between.
Businesses flex up and down. Workload increases and decreases. Very rarely does workflow remain constant. That would be too easy. So, what’s the alternative? Is there an alternative? And, if so, how far away or accessible is that alternative?
The good news is that there is an alternative. MUMBU is that alternative. Why? Because it makes skilled mums who don’t necessarily want to work full time – and who are often on the doorstep of the business that is struggling to balance delivery with filing accounts and administration – discoverable. It’s a win-win. Talented mums who prior to becoming a parent and taking a career break had senior jobs now want to find rewarding and well-paid work. Businesses find mums who are skilled enough to do the work required on a pay-as-you go basis. Or, to put it another way, businesses can tap in to an on-demand workforce to meet a growing on-demand economy.
As a business owner, spreading yourself too thinly is dangerous. Trying to balance the books, pay invoices and prospect for new clients, all whilst trying to deliver the service you were originally engaged to do, is a distraction – and one that could even cost you your business.
Wherever you live, from Llandudno to London, there are hidden stars – and they’re right on your doorstep, too. All you need is a platform to help make that connection. And that’s where MUMBU, which essentially unlocks this talent pool, comes in.
MUMBU will transform the capability of businesses and charities to grow – or shrink – in a manageable, scalable and affordable way. With MUMBU, businesses can build a virtual workforce and tap in to it as and when required. So, as I conclude this piece at the end of an evening, I look forward to a good night’s sleep instead of what used to be a good night’s worth of catching up on the never ending to-do list.
Take a look for yourself on www.mumbu.com and establish the work-life balance you’ve always wanted whilst regaining control of your hiring strategy.
By Nick Garnett – Founder, MUMBU