Delegation is important to scale up

Delegating is one of the most difficult things to do for many entrepreneurs. However inability or unwillingness to delegate can almost always become the most crucial stumbling block in scaling up the venture.

It is a fact that others may not be able to do the task as well as you yourself do. But that’s the way it is. You just have to learn to accept it and learn to live with it, and manage by creating processes and systems for measurements and improvements.

Unless the entrepreneur makes the switch from ‘doer’ to manager, the startup will find it difficult to scale up.

Your most important role as the entrepreneur is to identify, excite, hire and retain the smartest people to do the job.

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Author: Prajakt Raut

Prajakt Raut is the founder of Applyifi.com, and author of the book for startups - ‘Starting Up & Fund Raising’ Prajakt personal goal in life is to encourage and assist a 100,000 people to become entrepreneurs. _____________ Prajakt is the founder of Applyifi - an online platform that provides startups a 36-point scorecard and assessment report on the venture's investment readiness [www.applyifi.com], and helps them improve their odds of getting funded. Prajakt is also the founding partner of The Growth Labs, a platform where growth-stage companies get sharp, incisive advice from senior professionals and experienced entrepreneurs. [www.thegrowthlabs.in] Before starting Applyifi, Prajakt was the head of operations at IAN, founding member of a leading incubator, and the Asia-Director for TiE (2004 - 2007). Previously Prajakt had co-founded Orange Cross, a healthcare services company, and was part of the founding team member of Idealake Technologies. While in college Prajakt had founded a printing business and has spent over 10 years working in leading advertising agencies. Prajakt’s book, ‘Starting Up & Fund Raising’, helps startups understand an investor’s perspective, and helps them improve their odds of getting funded. The book also helps entrepreneurs understand the building blocks of a business.

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