Build Your Team
There’s a time in almost every business owner’s career when you feel like you’re going it alone. When you first start your business, there’s a good chance that you will be. But, for your business to scale and grow, you’ll need help.
Here’s what you need to know about building a strong team for your new business, including hiring and firing employees.
Where do you start?
If all goes well, you’ll hire many employees for your new business. But employees must be paid. So, at first, you should only hire for positions that provide the most immediate benefit to your business.
There’s no one right answer for what those positions might be – every business is different. As you plan what positions to hire, consider what aspects of the company pose the greatest challenge. It’s also crucial to consider your own limitations.
Hire an employee who is an expert in areas your business lacks expertise. Build a strong, well-rounded team to create a stable foundation for your business.
With all of that in mind, where should you start?
You may want your first hire to be a part-time assistant. Look for someone who is a jack-of-all-trades, eager to learn new skills, with a strong work ethic. You’ll sleep better if you have someone in the trenches with you that you can rely on.
If you’re new to marketing, a marketer can help you strategize your business.
If you’re not confident with the manufacturing process, hire a manufacturing liaison. If you’re finding it a challenge to keep up with orders, a fulfillment manager might be just what you need.