For a long time, when people asked, I always said that I work alone. I like the flexibility and freedom that selling, creating and delivering a service all by myself gives me.
Recently, I’ve come to realize that what I’ve been saying isn’t exactly true. Because while I have no employees or even colleagues with whom I partner, I do have a team of people supporting me who keep the business running.
These people allow me to focus more on client work (i.e. where the money comes from) and less on the minutia of day-to-day. They include (in the order I brought them on): My accountant, attorney, business coach, personal assistant, IT support, and financial planner.
Sometimes, regarding the creation of a solo professional practice, people ask, “What would you have done differently if you knew then what you know now?” Bringing these other professionals on sooner is number one on my list.