Building Your Perfect Team & How To Hire Them w/ Marc Womack
All you business owners know that we spend a lot of time doing work that is necessary to run our business, but that falls outside our passions. You got into this to make videos, not handle accounting, payroll, and so on. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: it’s so important to bring people on board who can free up your time and energy so that you can focus on what really drives you and your craft. My guest knows a thing or two about this and how to make it work.
Marc Womack is the founder of Sub7 in Columbus, Georgia. For nearly two decades, Mark has been working with some really amazing brands to create some kick-ass programming on country and outdoor living. Eight years ago he started Sub7 and has been crushing it ever since making TV shows, commercials, and brand management projects about the great outdoors.
Today we talk about what it was like building a business that fits into a particular niche. Marc tells us why you can’t do it alone and how he built a successful business by relying on the talents of others as well as his own. There are some great nuggets of inspiration and advice in this interview that are definitely worth your consideration.
Has building a team helped your business thrive and grow? Tell us about it in the comments below!
In this episode:
- Breaking out on your own with a brand new company
- Hiring help when your company is just starting out so that you can free up your time
- The three types of people you need working with you
- The importance of building and nurturing relationships that are central to the work you do
- What to consider when hiring freelancers and red flags to watch out for
“As a business owner (whose just starting out) you are the accountant, project management, client management, shooter, DP, editor, production assistant. I mean, you’re taking out the trash! At the end of the day, it still rises and falls on what you can do and what work you can bring in.” [22:53]
“You have three different levels of people in your life. To be healthy, you need those three levels. You need somebody pouring into you, whether that be a mentor or a spiritual someone who’s gone ahead of you in the faith. Somebody teaching you. You need contemporaries that you can bounce stuff off of… who understands where you are in business… And you also need people that you’re pouring into. [38:16]
“If it’s something that’s not in your wheelhouse, don’t take it. Take the things that you know you can knock out of the park and let go of certain things because it’s going to end up hurting you more on the next three jobs that you could have had.” [59:15]