Building Your Dream Team


When it comes to startups, building a great team is one of the most important things a founder can do. The team that you build in the beginning can make or break your business. Here is a summary of what you should focus on when forming your startup team.


Ensure the success of your startup by carefully aligning the best business minds. Two qualities to consider should be experience and loyalty. Focus on having someone that has the proven ability of getting startups off the ground. Experience is crucial in this phase of your business. Understand that you might not be the right person to manage a team.


Any great leader knows when to seek help and advice. Find a mentor that can take your business to the next level. Business incubators like the Business Innovation Center can mentor and guide startups to increase the chances of long-term success. Mentors can provide valuable information.


Make certain the qualifications meet the needs of your business. Being an employee of a startup will mean long hours, hard work and flexibility. Startups often require all levels of staff to take on clerical task that are typically reserved for lower level positions. Make sure that the employees know what will be expected of them. Whether it’s full-time, part-time or contract employees, choose wisely.

Making the right decision when it comes to building a great startup team can set your business on the path to success.  Get out there and find your dream team!


Kenneth Cody Gray
Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator
Business Innovation Center

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