Think Security When Building Your Business Team

  A strong team means you make money and you don’t worry about the business continuing to work and even grow while you are unavailable.

Since you want people you can trust, you might choose people you know when building your business team.  You may even choose friends and family.  While that may seem like a good idea, choosing your business team is not quite that simple.

Building Your Business Team with Friends and Family

Think Security When Building Your Business Team

Family and friends might be the first ones that come to mind as people you trust.  Some people build their businesses based on the skills those particular people offer.  Better planning would be building your business and seeing what skills are needed and seeing if your friends and family have those skills.

Both have the problem of what happens in the future.  You may be able to trust them now, you may be friends now, and you may believe you will be friends forever, but this isn’t always the case. Things may not work out like you hope.

Both have the problem of what happens in the future.  You may be able to trust them now, you may be friends now, and you may believe you will be friends forever, but this isn’t always the case. Things may not work out like you hope.

Your friend may not be able to do the work.  Your friend may not be good for business. Your business could change; the friend may not fit your business anymore.  You or the friend, or both may get mad and want the friendship over.  For these reasons and others the friend or family member may be fired or leave. 

Then you may have lost their friendship and trust may be violated. 

Building Your Business Team with Trust

Trust isn’t quite as simple as it sounds when it comes to a business.  Friendships and business are two separate things.  It doesn’t matter who you hire, you want to have contracts for both parties to sign.  This protects your business, you, the hired person, and your clients.

These contracts need to cover payments, terms, when the contract begins and ends.   You want to cover what information should not be shared.  Your team should know what their job is.

Your team must know what to expect when work is done or left undone.  Yes, things happen, but if you must keep reminding someone to do work, that person doesn’t benefit you.  Same is true if their work goes from good to subpar. 

And then what happens when you must let someone go?  Have you thought about that security?  Lucky for you, that is tomorrow’s post. 

 

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