Once you’ve decided to start a business and made your business plan, it’s likely you’ll have realized that you cannot do it all on your own. You’ll need a team of people who can help you get things off the ground – and that team needs to include a variety of personalities and skills in order to execute all the tasks that will be required to start your company.
To help you figure out exactly who you need to recruit and bring onboard, we’ve rounded up the five types of people that will make your founding team as effective and productive as possible.
Every team needs a great leader. This person is a great communicator and even better listener with admirable time management, delegation and organisation skills. They’re able to inspire others, make informed decisions quickly and are comfortable running everything from business meetings to networking events to team building activities.
As a founder, It’s likely you’ll fill this role, but if your strengths lie elsewhere and you know you need to bring someone else in to helm your ship, look for a co-founder with these types of qualities to ensure that there is a strong leader at your startup.
A veritable Energizer bunny, The Go-Getter is passionate, brimming with energy and is a master of productivity. A jack of all trades, this person can do it all, and if they don’t already know how to tackle a task, they’re resourceful enough to figure out how to make sure the job gets done. They’ll ensure that your big idea becomes a reality.
The Industry Insider
Having someone on your team with a wealth of experience in the industry you’re moving into is an invaluable resource. They already know how to navigate the ins and outs of the industry, are acquainted with the other major movers and shakers in the space, and are fluent in your competition’s strengths and weaknesses. This person will be able to provide solid advice, assist with developing your business plan and help the industry take your new venture seriously.
You can have the most incredible idea for a business in the world, but if you don’t have a person who can sell that idea, the world may never hear about it. So adding a person with a strong sales background to your founding team means that you’ll have someone on your side who has the expertise and contacts to not just get your business up and running, but also make money as quickly as possible.
Whether it’s coming up with savvy branding, envisioning the logo or crafting attention-grabbing digital campaigns, the creative person on your team will spearhead the launch of your company’s voice and style, and be responsible for the initial brand awareness push. In today’s media landscape, having someone who is great at cutting through the noise to find your audience as quickly as possible will be a huge asset.
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