So many people who decide to start a business overlook the importance of having a team of entrepreneurs on board with you. It is necessary to remember that one person by themselves cannot achieve all the goals they set for their business, so getting a little bit of help from others goes a long way.

These days, business owners gloss over the fact that they need employees who have something very important to bring to the table. If you have a team of entrepreneurs working for your business, you will be amazed by the things that everyone can achieve.

A business owner must identify the right type of person for the job. If you choose your team members wisely, they can help you achieve your overall business objectives and more.

According to Forbes: “One of the most important components of a business is its people. Products don’t build companies, people do”. It is important to keep this in mind when you decide to start a business from the ground up, because it is easy to lose yourself on the path of success by trying to do everything single-handedly.

If you reach that moment when you realize you can no longer handle every task associated with running and expanding the business on your own anymore, then take the next step and hire a team.

But how can you find the right people for your business?

First, draft a list of roles that you feel comfortable handing off to someone else. After that, write a description of your “dream hire”. Once you have those two things firmly established, you can go to online hiring platforms and approach potential candidates.

Take the opportunity to test them outside of the formal interview setting, that way you can see for yourself if they are able to get the job done. If they prove themselves to be the right fit for you, start working together! On order to truly establish a beneficial working relationship, the people you find ought to have at least one of these attributes:

  • Flexibility – Things change rapidly in a startup. Can your teammate accept that and live a lifestyle with frequent ups and downs?
  • Problem solvers – You need people who can identify questions you didn’t know existed in the first place.

You will see how many benefits you will get from hiring a team. They can take care of the day-to-day legwork while you focus on attracting more clients and making the whole venture profitable for everyone!

by: Charles Jackson,
AFEUSA President

Charles Jackson President AFEUSA