Well done! You’ve reached the point where you can no longer handle all the tasks in your successful new venture. This is the most exciting, and most terrifying, time in your entrepreneurial journey so far, right? If only you could clone another you and employ them that would be perfect! Or would it?

What if you need a ‘someone’ with a totally different skill set to your own? What if your business needs a colleague with an alternative approach? This is where things get complicated and this is where you can start to make mistakes. Get a head start in the recruitment game by checking out the disastrous mistakes that entrepreneurs in your situation make and learn how to avoid them.

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What helps a business succeed? Is it cash flow? Is it the drive, desire, and passion of the owners? The backing of the board? The happiness of the customers? In truth, it is all of these things and more. Businesses, companies, and corporations may as well be living, breathing things with all the moving parts that are required not only for success but sound operation. If one area falls away, excelling in another area can help paper over the cracks, but it will also hold your business back in the long term. For true success, the business needs to be a well-oiled machine.

 

One of the biggest aspects to success is having a great team behind you in business. There are not many leaders out there who are skilled in a variety of areas, so having a great team can cover all the bases and ensure your business has a lot of expertise behind every decision made for the future of the business. A company without a solid workforce will crumble. Business is a team game, even if you do not realize that it is.

 

Like most things in life, you cannot do it all alone. Assemble a solid team to ensure that your business actually does one key thing: that it works. Beware though – there are plenty of pitfalls associated with hiring, namely budget and trust. If your business overhires to fill areas that aren’t of need in the name of security or resources, it can take a massive hit on the budget for a long while. If you hire the wrong type of person that doesn’t fit in with the dynamic of what you are doing, it can frustrate your business.

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