Surround Yourself with SuccessWednesday, April 19, 2017
To be successful in business you have to surround yourself with a crack team of experts. You have to create a team of individuals that each bring something to the table. You need to create a team that of individuals that each specialise in a specific field. Unless you’re an expert in just about anything and everything then this is a necessity.
You should hire an accountant. An accountant can provide a strong backbone for your business, and that’s even before they start ensuring that your finances are in order. Before they give you support with any tax issues that you are faced with, VAT situations and PAYE procedures they can help you draw up a business plan. If yours is a new business it is especially important that you have a professional account work on it. This is because of the fact that registering a business can be complicated — an accountant would make it easier to do.
You should also seek to get an in-house corporate lawyer on-board. It is vital that a business stays on the right side of the law, and sometimes it’s easy to stray to the wrong side. What with everything else a business owner has to deal with every day it is easy to see how some legal matters are sometimes overlooked. When an in-house lawyer is readily available at all times, however, this is virtually impossible. This is because they will ensure that the business complies with the laws set by government. They will make sure that the all of the business’s activities are done so in accordance with legal requirements. They will manage all legal aspects and ensure that they run smoothly. If you are a business owner then it is imperative that you get a lawyer on your team.
And other roles that need to be filled by successful individuals are those in the Human Resources sector. These roles are very much at the forefront of the relationship between the business and its employees. Because of this you need to hire somebody that is strong enough to be able to deal with complaints daily and take a firm stance on matters. An increasingly popular way of filling this type of position is to get a Interim HR Manager on-board. Because of the demands of this sector it is a good idea to keep those who hold the position as fresh as possible. It is a good idea to keep this space in the team constantly open so as to ensure that the ways in which your HR operates never becomes stale. You shouldn’t hire somebody as a stopgap, you should hire a professional who wants to face the assignments that you set them head on.
By surrounding yourself with successful professionals you are not only ensuring that all work is optimised but you are also creating a brand for your business. You are creating a brand for your business that screams professionalism. So stop trying to do everything yourself, and start hiring and delegating! The more hands you have on deck also means the more hands available to pull your business out of a ditch if it ever lands itself in one.