When most people are thinking about what separates the successful startups from the ones that crumble, they make a huge mistake. Usually people think that the main problems would be a lack of proper management of the available funds, or that the idea the startup capitalized on was not enough.
However, there is a far more deep and important factor that every current or business owner to be should know. The first few people you are going to hire are going to make all the difference in the world. Especially if they are going to be working on as a team. So, here is the question.
How can you succeed where others failed?
Obviously since most project managers, entrepreneurs and others know that humans and not machines, are the backbone of any enterprise, they should know how to make the best decisions regarding them.
Unfortunately, there is no one simple guideline to follow that will lead to you create a successful and dedicated development team.
First of all, you should keep in mind of ways to keep the costs down. Even if you are planning to create a small team of about 5 or 10 people, they are going to need a place to work. If you want to have them working on site, that means you will need to provide with office space and the necessary equipment. Either you have the funds available or not, it is surely going to be a large initial expense and an unpredictable one, to a point.
Some people cut corners by hiring freelancers online. Although that is a sure way to greatly reduce costs, it is also the best way to find people who may be unreliable or not qualified enough. Hopefully you will be able to find a middle ground solution and have a team of professionals working online from their own personal office.
It is not all about the team
Every company, entrepreneur, and manager want to have that one A-team working for them. That one team that is going to excel at anything they do and will be the main and most important team in the entire enterprise. But, even in that case, the most important role is not that of the team itself, but of the team leader.
Believe it or not, but a team leader can have great influence and vastly affect how the team operates or how successful it is. Since you are reading this article, you are probably on the verge of forming a team of your own. So that is going to probably make you the leader of that team. So above all else, you should be sure you are up to the task and you are prepared for what is ahead.