We are a small startup. Last year (first full year) we did just over 400k in sales. This year, we are at $359k in sales, so pretty much doubled sales.
The majority of the business is surveillance, mostly Dahua. We also do some access control and intrusion alarms.
But I can not do everything and am struggling with finding quality help. I have a couple of installers and they are pretty reliable but they are more of cable pullers. I have been through numerous service techs, and have yet to find the right one. I am getting better at screening, asking more technical questions, which I did not do with my last tech. Just looking at resumes, none seem to be remotely qualified.
I have spent a year looking for a tech. I have tried hiring people with no experience but potential and training them. I have tried hiring experienced techs.
Same thing with an office manager. Between COI's, contracts, invoicing, etc. there seems to be a ton of admin stuff to do. The current OM isn't cutting it. But I believe this position will be much easier to fill.
I just find myself spinning my wheels, double checking everyone's work (and finding errors), and working weekends.
Any suggestions on how to break this hamster wheel I am on so I can focus on running a business and marketing/sales?