Gather the Troops
Today I’d like to chat about the different types of support staff you need to build a successful business 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
• The Entrepreneur
All of these roles need to be played simultaneously by different people with the right talents. As Jim Collins explains it in “Good to Great”, you have to have the right people on the bus and have them in the right seats. 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.
This person represents the past and works to fix problems through learning from past mistakes and ensuring they don’t happen in the future. 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. To build a solid foundation from the start, you need to work hard 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 skill set and talents, not necessarily what you THINK you should be doing.
This may be a hard process for you as you will need to relinquish some control over the business and instill trust in people to allow them to do their jobs.
Remember, our business coaches can help you through this entire process and teach you how to avoid falling victim to e-myths. Check out our GUIDED TOUR and contact us today to discuss our coaching services and how we can help you be the success you deserve to be.