What is theory and what is practice? My team has grown to 8 people. I am continuing to pass on responsibility. They are great at taking it and making it work.
The biggest challenge I took with regards to spending time was to go on a 2 week holiday. I went without a mobile phone, I did not look at a computer, did not call in to see how things were going.
My team cursed at times, but it worked. Sales continued, systems were installed and they even dealt with a major calamity of one of our contractors stealing the functionality off our website.
An operations manual is nowhere in sight, the day-to-day things are always more important. But I did have the organisational chart for the finished company from the start, even when I was just on my own.
Overall I am still spending a lot of time at the office, and I love it.