Episode 384: Does Your Business Need an Operator or a Manager?

Who is a business operator, and does your business really need one?

On today’s episode, hosts Ryan and Roland break down one of the most misunderstood titles in business today – the business operator.

If you’re a visionary entrepreneur and you’ve reached a point where you feel like you need some help, you don’t need a manager. You need someone who can take all of your ideas, implement them, and essentially remove you from the daily running of the business. As Roland explains, an operator takes the visionary entrepreneur’s vision and gives it the operational support it needs to turn into reality.

If you can’t step away from your company without daily operations collapsing, you need an operator. Tune in to learn how and where to find an operator that’s the perfect fit for your business. 


  • Who is a business operator
  • How to hire and recruit an operator
  • The primary function of a CEO in the company 
  • Why you need a documented operating system before hiring an operator
  • Difference between a manager and an operator
  • The operator personality type
  • How to set your operator up for success
  • How visionaries sabotage their operators


  • Ask Roland and Ryan a question HERE.


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