As an entrepreneur, your professional journey is all about growth. You’re taking risks and pursuing your passions. Stepping into the CEO role isn’t easy, especially when you’re a solopreneur with a full list of client demands. But the good news is that nothing stays stagnant — if you continue putting in the work, your empire will flourish.
As you gain experience, you will understand what you need for true abundance in your business. Instead of working for pennies and not getting paid what you deserve, you will make changes that reflect your market value.
Throughout your journey as an entrepreneur, you’ll discover what you need to do to take your empire to the next level. That means investing in yourself, charging what you’re worth, and connecting with new clients. So start asking yourself what growth looks like to you.
It may be increasing sales, expanding your team, having a professional website, or growing your network. When you commit to aligning your business with the right people and energies, that’s when you can finally hit your six-figure goal.
You may even dream of building an empire beyond six figures. If this sounds like a pipe dream now, know that it’s a true possibility for you. But when you reach that level, the growth doesn’t have to stop! Instead of reaching your income goals and thinking, “What now?” take a look at what business growth looks like after you hit the six-figure mark:
Expand Your Team
As a successful entrepreneur, you have the opportunity to build a powerful team. Perhaps as a solopreneur, you never imagined having a dependable crew take care of tasks you’d rather not complete on your own. But here you are!
You can utilize the help of specialists to exponentially grow your empire. Your team may consist of a virtual assistant, bookkeeper, or copywriter — anyone who can productively contribute to your business.
This is where delegation will come in handy. First, consider the areas you need assistance with and start from there. For instance, do you need a copywriter and an editor to work on your website, email sequences, and blog posts? How about a sales representative to pitch to other businesses?
You can check off all the necessary boxes when you grow your team, saying goodbye to burnout along the way. Right now, you may not have the time to conduct strategy sessions or organize your finances. But, as a six-figure empire-builder, you can take the plunge and invest in a team that’ll free up space in your schedule.
For instance, consider your bookkeeping. Once you hit your six-figure goal, you’ll need an expert to organize your income, keep track of your business expenses, and oversee your budget. Think of it this way: The more organized your finances, the more power and clarity you’ll have in your business.
Take a look at the areas of your business that require additional support, then work from there. Finally, you can take the pressure off your shoulders and focus on the tasks you love. This will allow you to maintain your energy and passion without losing motivation.
Upgrade Your Systems
If you want your business to thrive, you need systems that properly support it. Is it time to improve your software or dive into automation? Maybe you decided against the investment before because it didn’t make sense. But now that you’re surpassing your financial goals, it’s time to make some executive decisions.
Advanced systems and technology may come with a higher price tag, but they’re worth the investment if they’ll allow your empire to grow. However, not upgrading your systems may leave you grasping at straws and trying to get everything done manually — which isn’t just unproductive but exhausting.
As a successful entrepreneur, you have the means to upgrade, so take advantage of this opportunity. If you don’t know what systems to improve, think about the meticulous parts of your business that require a lot of time.
It could be your social media, client management, or email marketing. Consider systems that will lighten your load and allow you to focus on your top priorities. For example, you may consider automating your social media with Planoly because push notifications are becoming too time-consuming.
Or you may be searching for a better method to maintain long-term relationships with your clients. Connecting with every client on your own is unrealistic. So you may consider investing in a customer relationship management (CRM) system like Dubsado, which has all the tools for managing your company’s relationships and interactions with its customers.
Many CRM systems have digital commerce and customer service resources to streamline client processes, which means less work for you and your team.
As a six-figure business owner, you can invest in tools that will save you time and energy while allowing you to connect with your target audience. Consistency is critical, which is why having an automated system to help you post on social media or maintain interactions with your clients will help you grow.
Upgrading your system not only improves the quality of your business but the quality of your life. It’s time for you to prioritize investing, so you can sit back and enjoy the journey.
Become an Educator
Achieving six figures and beyond is a huge accomplishment, and people will want to know how you did it. This is your opportunity to shine a light on your hard work and inspire new entrepreneurs. By becoming an educator, you can showcase your expertise in the industry.
You can share your knowledge through article submissions, speaking engagements, and webinars. And if speaking in front of a crowd isn’t your strength, that’s okay. There are plenty of ways you can practice and strengthen that skill.
For instance, you can speak at a local college or a small workshop. Start with baby steps and gain confidence as you go. You can also practice by creating a YouTube channel. Here, you’ll learn how to outline your ideas, hone in on your topics without rambling, and share valuable information with your audience.
Creating a YouTube channel is also a great way to expand your network with other entrepreneurs starting their business journeys. You can become their guide – a Master Yoda, if you will. Every hero needs a mentor to lead them in the right direction, and you can become this source of inspiration for others looking to make a greater impact.
Another way you can step into an educator role is by creating a course on Skillshare and making it available to those interested in your niche. If your business specializes in copywriting or branding, newer entrepreneurs will look to you for strategies to build their empire.
As an educator, you have the potential to become a life-changing mentor. This will not only motivate empire-builders to bring their vision boards to life, but it can also give you another source of income. A mentor program has the potential to expand your revenue streams and strengthen your presence in your industry.
The educational options are endless, and the best part is being able to guide another entrepreneur throughout their business journey. Become a leader and show people how they can build a thriving business!
Explore New Career Opportunities
Is there something you’ve always wanted to do but never had the time? Maybe you’ve dreamt of starting a podcast, writing a book, or launching a digital course. Now that you’ve achieved so much in your business, you can dedicate your time to exploring other interests.
However, it’s not as simple as dropping everything and getting started. You’ll have to be mindful of your current responsibilities. Check-in with your team to determine if you have the time and energy to pursue a new project.
Having a virtual assistant can help you organize your time and see if you can commit to a new venture. If you’re able to dive into your passions, start mapping out what you’ll need to succeed.
For example, if you’re starting a podcast, consider the equipment you’ll require, such as a microphone and podcast hosting account. In addition, hiring a sound engineer would be a massive benefit for providing top-notch sound quality.
Before you get to work, ask yourself if you truly have the time for this venture. Podcasting is about more than talking into a microphone. It also includes developing outlines, recording, editing, and publishing. See if it makes sense to add this to your plate.
If you’re thinking of creating a digital guide, you may invest in a graphic designer and ghostwriter. Like a podcast, developing a step-by-step course can take time to organize and put into a concrete lesson plan.
Think about what makes sense for you and then make a plan to move forward. You’ll find fulfillment in growing your brand and exploring your interests.
Becoming a Six-Figure Entrepreneur
Growth will always be a part of your journey. As you expand, you can transform your
business into an empire greater than you ever imagined. In the beginning, it may seem impossible to achieve those financial goals, but anything is within reach when you align your energy and utilize the right business strategies.
Keep in mind: Achieving six figures and beyond is not an overnight process. It requires commitment, an investment of time and money, and joining communities of like-minded entrepreneurs.
This means putting in the work. You’ve already established a solid foundation, but now your empire needs a framework and direction to guide you towards your goals. This is why joining a membership with insightful resources and a supportive community can make all the difference. In addition, learning from successful entrepreneurs is a great way to gain clarity and set new goals.
If you’re ready to achieve abundance without the burnout, sign up for Own It!, a 12-month educational membership that guides new(ish) entrepreneurs to six-figures. Gain access to an exclusive Slack community and an energy-centered approach that merges marketing and business with alignment strategies.
It’s time to live your best entrepreneurial life and embrace the empire-builder within. She’s in there – I promise!
Join Own It! today and get ready to uplevel your business.