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Forming The Best, Most Productive Start Up Team

Your guide to creating the right team for your start up.

In big business, people can get lost in the shuffle. If one person is inefficient, odds are there’s another individual who can pick up the slack. That’s not the case in a start up, though. In the same way you value every dollar that comes through, each member of your team is crucially important.

To help you put together the best, most productive team at your start up, here are just a few things you should do.

  • Choose The Right People. We know you’d love to pick your friends, but don’t – unless your friend is already highly trained and deeply passionate in your specific industry. When you’re getting started, imagine each team member as the head of a future department, and pick a person who has the drive, focus, and skills to build out that department for you.
  • Empower Your Team. Once you get the right people together, be flexible with them. Since you have a vision for your start up, it can be tempting to micro-manage. Don’t, or you will not just annoy your team but you’ll also limit their productivity. Empower them to work how they work best. For example, if one of your team members is a night owl, let him or her shift hours to work later at peak productivity.
  • Don’t Be Too Involved. Similarly, you’ll probably want to hold a host of staff meetings and offer guidelines every step of the way. The problem, though, is that your team’s time is precious. Those little interruptions add up and detract from their ability to get stuff done for you. Stop bugging them unless it’s absolutely necessary! Trust us, an email will suffice.

Do you have more questions about building the best team? If so, contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program and attend our “Leave No Regrets” boot camp in San Diego, California. We’re dedicated to helping business owners work less, earn more, and enjoy life!

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