When it comes to your business you should always think long-term. If you’re a sole proprietor or you’re just starting out it’s easy to think you don’t need to document processes because you might be the only one doing the work or there are just a few of you doing the work. But, if the goal is to one day scale the business it is important to start documenting processes early on. It might not be necessary in the beginning but it becomes a problem as new employees are hired and they don’t know what the process is or who in the company knows how to do it.
It also becomes necessary when you hire an expert in their field to try to help you grow. They should start documenting their processes early on so that it can be replicated in case they decide to leave the company one day or others are hired to help them.
So always look to the future and what you need to help you scale efficiently.