Having a good manager is an important part of growing a business. You as an owner need to be responsible to set the direction, look after the risks and step in to overcome major obstacles, and create basic systems and good culture. But as the business grows, you will need to hire someone to look after the operation so that it will run as you have designed it to run.
So what is the role of a manager?
- He (she) needs to be a people person yet looks after the profit of the business.
- Someone who takes responsibility.
- Who knows the basics of running the show.
All above 3 elements are essential for a good manager. If you don’t see even one of these in a candidate, better not to make the person a manager. A good manager will be a person who will enable you to do what you can do the best and perhaps enjoy the profit with you.