Whoa, what? Intern? I know what you’re thinking. “My business is way too small, I don’t need an intern.” Hear me out. There are a few reasons why taking on an intern could be really beneficial to your business, even if you are just starting out.
Think about it, you have a ton of little things you want to do for your business to help it grow and thrive. Unfortunately, you also have life to take care of and there are only so many hours in the day for one person to get everything they need to done. Taking on an intern is not only a cost-effective and helpful for you, but it’s also a great way to help out a young student looking to get their foot into some sort of creative industry.
You can not only get the satisfaction of getting more done that you ever thought you could, but you can also help out someone who would love to be doing something in a related field and gain experience that they could put on their resume. If you don’t think you have anything to pass on to an intern, think again.
You may be doing all the creation for your craft business, but who’s doing the promoting? If you’re creating all the products for your store, maintaining an online store, and promoting yourself on social media, hand the social media over to your intern. Chances are you’ll easily find an intern that’s excited to get hands-on experience doing social media for a business, even a small one. The even better news? Your intern will probably be able to teach you a few things about how to use Facebook and Twitter even more effectively.
When it comes down to it, most interns expect to have to work for free so you’ll be able to get free or very cheap help for a little while to clean off some of those things on your very long to-do list.
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