When you’re an entrepreneur with the goal of building a successful company, it’s incredibly important to put together a solid team. Why? Because you can’t possibly do everything yourself. You’ll need to delegate tasks, and eventually, delegate entire departments of your business to other people. Without hardworking, educated, dependable employees and partners, your company will flounder and never achieve the success you’ve hoped for.
So let’s assume that you need a great team to support you and your business ideas. How do you actually build that team?
Tips for Putting Together Your Business Team
Team members are incredibly important for your business development. I know that from personal experience. One of the first people I ever hired to help me with my internet marketing business was Athar Roshan, and he was so integral to my success that I still employ him to this day as MOBE’s CFO. As time went on and my company grew, I needed more and more people to take over tasks like administration, finance, and content writing. If your company experiences positive growth, you will have the same need.
Here are a few tips I’ve learned over the years about developing and motivating a great team:
1. Hire highly-skilled professionals.
If you’re not careful during the hiring process, you’ll just cost yourself more time and money in the long run. Training and motivating unqualified team members is a waste of your resources, so don’t just hire the first person that applies.
2. Connect with team members regularly.
Even the best consultants and employees need some feedback, and to touch base with their leaders from time to time. The best way to keep everyone on the same page is to meet regularly, whether virtually or in person.
3. Develop and instigate a coaching program.
In a company like MOBE, the success of every consultant depends on the cultivation of a great team. Since the income of a consultant is heavily dependent on the subsequent sales of his or her recruits, coaching is a very important part of the team ethos. Take the time to create an in-depth, easy-to-understand program that teaches your recruits everything they need to know about your business and your plans for the future.
4. Present webinars.
A webinar is a simple way to connect with your team members. Not only can webinars be recorded ahead of time and broadcasted later, but it can save a lot of time and money when it comes to getting team members together to discuss issues. Most companies host at least one webinar a month.
5. Create Facebook community groups.
Facebook groups are the ideal place for team members to meet casually and discuss anything from procedural issues to customer relationships. These discussions can happen slowly over the day or week, and everyone can benefit from seeing the conversion unfold.
Every Great Team Needs Direction
Staying connected with your team is the most important thing to remember. You can use different coaching methods, create online communities, and provide feedback and direction during online or offline meetings. If you want to take your business to the next level by building a dedicated team, you have to offer a great deal of support to your staff and partners. Always make sure they understand your goals so they can work in tandem with you.
At the end of the day, it’s up to each team member to be productive. Provide all the relevant tools and support, and the people who truly believe in you and your company will rise to the top.