Scaling Up And Growing A Supportive Team With Helen Dukes
When you start and run your own business it’s often not long before you realise you might need an extra pair of hands. Whether you’re struggling with picking and packing in those busy sales seasons or fumbling through your finances, it’s important to recognise how best to support the growth of your business.
In episode 158 of The Resilient Retail Game Plan, I speak to Helen Dukes, founder of music-inspired clothing brand Disko Kids, about how she’s scaled up her business by growing a solid and supportive team through carefully focussing on training and on the needs of her staff as they change and evolve in tandem with the needs of the business.
In this podcast, we discuss shifting our business focus naturally in response to demand, the importance of word of mouth and balancing happiness with growth. We also talk about the need to set up systems, to not forgo admin and organisation in favour of the shinier things and the importance of taking a step back and relinquishing some control to see what needs your attention in your business.
To support Helen in her charity run for the Bowelbabe Fund:
Check out Helen’s awesome products at: https://www.diskokids.co.uk/
And connect with her and Disko Kids at: https://www.instagram.com/diskokids