Cindy Drake

As A Business Owner, It’s Inevitable You’ll Have To Work With Other People, So How Do You Assemble The Best Team For Your Business?

When you’re in business by yourself, it can be a really hard slog. So many business owners come to me who are self-employed and while they’re earning enough money, they’re doing it the hard way: Putting in long hours and making a lot of sacrifices to their personal life.

The realisation that it takes more than themselves to effectively operate and grow their business is often a scary thought, which becomes even scarier knowing they’ll have to rely on other people. The truth is that the sooner you you realise that being in business ultimately involves other people, the better your mindset will be towards the idea of other people working in your business. So knowing this, why not work out how to get the best synergy from working with other people and learn how to influence those potential business partners or team members?


Why Build A Team?

“Great vision without great people is irrelevant.”

Jim Collins

Whether you’re still at the self-employed stage and simply looking to bring people into your business or ready to go and build your dream team, there’s no question that teams are needed in any organization.

If you’re self-employed, working on your own can get pretty lonely.  Options for increasing your team environment could include hiring someone in administration to help you get through the mundane work, a book keeper to keep you creative with your clients, or maybe even a business networking group to help you increase your sales opportunities.

If you’ve been in business a few years and developed a platform for growth with your marketing strategies and systems to cope with the growth then building a team sounds like your next challenge.


Building Your Team

“I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person.”

– Mark Zuckerberg

Growing your team means recruiting the right people with the right attitude into your team, and skills and qualifications should be a secondary focus. When you invest the time and energy to recruit the right staff you’ll have a team that adds to your culture in the right way.

While in some cases it’s tempting to want to quickly make a decision on who to hire for a given role, it’s more effective in the long term to hire slow. When you put in the time and effort to ensure that you’ve hired the right person it’ll pay off in the long term, as opposed to being stuck with the first person that walked in the door.


Working With Your Team

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”

– Henry Ford

At the heart of all planning for business growth is starting with a common goal. Whatever the task or project, defining a common goal gives everyone a shared platform to understand the success of the tasks people are engaging in.

In the case of your business, serving your clients is your number one priority, not only serving them but making sure the service is above their expectations. You only want Raving Fans in your business right?! This is where having a common vision comes in. The way you serve your customers should be systemised so that anyone in your team knows exactly what’s expected of them and are able to easily replicate your processes.


Want to start building that dream team that will help you grow your business? Book a chat with Cindy Drake today.