Teamwork is as essential to business as it was while you werein the military.However, when starting a business, you get to choose yourown team mates! But, just like when you were in themilitary, you are responsible for leading and managing yourteam. This is especially important when you are starting yourown business. It is imperative too, that you are asking the“right” questions, especially when consulting with others.
So, who are your team-mates?You will need at a minimum the assistancefrom the following professionals:•A Small Business Lawyer•An Accountant that specializes in small businesses•A Small Business Consultant•A Small Business Coach•A Small Business Finance Officer•An Insurance BrokerAnd, if you are starting a “brick and mortar”business that retails products:•A Retail Space Leasing Agent•A Product Development Manager
My suggestion is never to “skimp” in these areas, and truly hire thebest people that you can afford at this time.Once you begin to generate an income, and as that income allowsyou to, upgrade the levels of the professionals that you teamwith. Never continue business relationships that no longer serveyou just because they “were with you in the beginning.” As yourbusiness grows and flourishes, you will need the expertise of thosepeople that have “been there, done that.” Their advice andexpertise is available to you and important, as you will need theirexperience to guide you towards further growth.These professionals, your “team-mates”, serve as yourcompany’s “Board of Advisors.”Even if you are choosing to start a business as a soleproprietorship or even run it only part-time while “straddling”between your business and your job, you will still need tobuild, lead and manage this group of people.
Finally, remember, regardless of their expertise and advice; it isultimately you who are responsible for the decision-making.Often times, you may have an instinctive gut reaction to advicethat someone gives you on running your company. I havefound, if you have the superior knowledge regarding your targetmarket, “go with your gut.” The reaction may be based onknowing and understanding elements about your target marketthat you may not be able to articulate. Part of being an“executive” is knowing how to manage the tension that formsbetween following the advice of others and your own instinctivegut reactions.A good executive knows when to listen to others andwhen to follow their gut.That skill is developed over time and with practice.
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