For any business growth there are different types of support staff that are needed. Let’s take a look at each of these and what makes them so important.
There are essentially three key roles that need to be filled to set your business up for success:
- The Technician
- The Manager and
- The Entrepreneur
All of these roles need to be played simultaneously by different people with the right talents. It’s all about balance.
This person represents the “present”, and all that needs to be done for the physical aspects of the business building process. They are the “doer”. This is usually the most visible person of the entire operation. Typically their focus is on getting the daily activities done and out of the way.
This person represents the “past” and works to fix problems through learning from past mistakes. They are the practical side of the business and are in charge of putting together the business and overseeing the planning.
This person represents the “future” and the vision for the business. They are responsible for the creative side of the business and are always considering ways to enhance products/service, business image, branding and more.
All three of these characters are essential in the success of any business. And to build a solid foundation from the start, you need to work harder to find the right people to put in these roles.
Obviously, you need to be one of these key people, but ensure you find the role that fits your skills and talents, not necessarily what you THINK you should be doing.
This may be a hard process for you to follow, as you will need to relinquish some control over the business and instil trust and empower people to allow them to do their jobs. Typically better than you can!