by Brian McKay

When you start up any business, your employees are always one of your major concerns. The quality of your workers determines to a large degree the ongoing success likelihood of the company, and it is worth spending a lot of time ensuring that you build a strong close team in the first instance. Of course, like with many of the most important concerns, this can be much easier said than done - but with the right approach you should find that you are able to make it possible in the early days, just in time to ensure a strong future for your business. Let’s take a look at some of the ways to build a strong first small business team.



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Hire Well

It goes without saying that the quality of the individuals matches up to the quality of the whole team, but it is worth repeating. You need to make sure that you are doing whatever you can to hire the kind of people who can actually bring a lot to the roles you are offering. If you put more effort into your recruitment process, you will find that your initial team is much stronger than you might have ever imagined. If you feel you need a little help with ensuring you find the best people for the jobs you have, you should consider using recruitment agencies, as they are adept and hugely professional when it comes to helping you find the best people. Get the right people on board, and you are honestly most of the way there. However, you still need to make sure that they work as a team.

Personality Vs. Skill

As well as having the necessary abilities for the job itself, you need to make sure that your employees are the kind of people you can actually see yourself working alongside as well. As long as they are people with positive and strong personalities, you will find it much easier to work in close partnership with them, and that will mean that you can be a much stronger team on the whole as well. It is about balancing personality with skill, and the more someone has of both, the better. Look for both, not one at the expense of the other, in order to have a stronger and sturdier team which is more likely to last.



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Where’s The Passion?

If you find that the people you hire don’t really care too much about what your business is doing, then you won't get the results you are dreaming of. Of course, it can be hard to instill this passion in others, which is why during your recruitment process you should aim to find people who genuinely want to work in that line of work. As long as there is a good amount of passion in the team, you can be sure that your business will flourish far into the future, no problem. If there is no passion, however, then you might not see the results you want. Get this balance right for a stronger business.