When starting a business, it is important that you do not go at it alone.  Building a team of professionals will help you gain success.  There are many steps that must be taken in order to develop a fully operational business from start to finish. 

As a business owner, I understand exactly what you are thinking. How am I supposed to pay these people, when I have to spend so much money just to get the business off the ground?  On top of that, if you are like me, I am not independently wealthy…yet. So, you are likely also straddled with the idea that you have to get this business off the ground so that you can continue to support your family. 

I have three pieces of good news and resources for you.

  1. You will not need an entire team all at the same time.  There are multiple steps to beginning a business.  Many times, the items on your to do list will need to be done in a consecutive nature instead of concurrently.  For example, from the beginning you will need to choose an entity. In order to do so you will likely want to meet with a lawyer who can help you choose the correct entity for your desired outcome.  Your attorney may also be able to help you with the necessary forms and filings.  While there are other team members, maybe an accountant, that you may not need until the end of the first quarter of your business. 
  2. Some professionals will provide you with a free evaluation.  Before work can commence on your project, some professionals will need to chat with you about your goals and needs prior to ever working on your business or charging you.  Although it is not recommended to get multiple evaluations from the same profession, a meeting like this can be very insightful and help you determine whether the professional is the right person for your business. Beware that too many evaluations by the same type of professional may lead to confusion and an unclear direction on where to move forward. 
  3. There are likely people around you that have been where you are.  They may have referrals that they can give to you or may be a professional who is willing to help you themselves.  Connections are vital when it comes to starting a business. However, those connections are not just important in regards to customers or potential clients, but also in developing a team that can support your business in administrative sector. 

Put yourself in the shoes of other professionals.  Yes, you want to get paid, but yes, you also want to help new entrepreneurs.  There are people out there who want to help you with starting your business.  It is up to you to invest in your business and put together the right team of professionals.  Keep in mind setting up a stellar team from the beginning is a small investment that can save you a large fortune by getting you off to the right start.