One big myth about starting a new business is that the owner should do it alone. Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to create effective business without help. We can ask other people to join our team to guide or assist us. There are different kinds of people who can join our team. Professional advisors are people who can provide us with basics of starting a new business. They will know what to incorporate, where to obtain insurance coverage and accountants. It is important to get recommendations from owners of other similar businesses and we can also hire some experts. We may need an informal “board of directors”, who are consisted of unpaid advisors. They could be acquaintances and friends with business expertises. They should be able to mentor us as we are looking for ways in the business world. We shouldn’t be shy about asking for their advices and we could be surprised at how many individuals are willing to help us. Our own staffs are also essential part of the team and they are the one who work with us on a daily basis. They will help us build our business and if we are not ready to hire full-time employees, then we could also get part-time employees or college interns. We shouldn’t make mistake of attempting to gather all kinds of people at once in our team. Instead, we should focus on essential key individuals who could give us the biggest returns. This way, our business will grow much faster.
Another thing that we should consider is that we should surround ourselves with positive people. It is important to believe in ourselves. There could be more than a few times when we question ourselves and we are wondering whether we are doing things properly. For this reason, it is essential for us to surround ourselves with positive people. Negative people may encourage self doubt and this could drain our energy and time, while undermining our ambitions. It should be noted that negativity may come in many guises and some people simply don’t want us to get ahead and they try to push us back at every situation. Although, it’s rare for people to actively do this, some of them may even be our own friends and family members. If we have identified these negative people, we shouldn’t bother sharing our business dreams and goals with them. It is better to focus our efforts somewhere else. Instead, we should share our ideas with those who can give us positive advices and supports. Positive people can help us build our business, so we should actively seek them out for advices and counsels.
Building a team for our new business can be a rather daunting task, but if we are passionate enough, people would be interested with our ideas and they will be more committed to make it work. It is also important to make a list of what each person in our team should do to make our business a success.