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How to: Build a great team for your small business! Pt. 1

May 17, 2024

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Welcome to our Weekly Digest! 🚀


For today's read, we'll continue the "HOW TO" series with how to build a great team for your small business!


Let's take a look at what Xero has to say about building a team!


"Explain your business vision.


  • Talk about the culture you want to build: Plant the seeds of your business culture in your workers' minds so it grows and flourishes. Get them excited about being part of the team and the environment.


  • Describe your future plans: Create a vision of where your team should be, six months, a year and two years from now. Use your accounting software to draw up realistic financial forecasts and share these with your employees.


  • Explain the environment of customers, prospects and partners: Use diagrams if necessary to show the interaction between all the people around your company.


  • Use "we" instead of "I" when talking about your business: It's a common startup mistake to associate yourself with your business, but if you want your employees to feel part of a team then you'll need to include them too.


Get your employees involved.


  • Give them tasks right away: On the first day, your new employees should already be doing useful work. Get them engaged right from the start


  • Challenge them: Help your employees to push themselves – use timelines or specific goals (with their input) for them to strive for


  • Acknowledge their successes: Use the carrot, not just the stick and always reward success with praise


  • Mentor your new hires: Partner your new employees with someone senior on the team – the more mentoring you do, the faster your team will take shape



Define roles clearly.

Everyone needs to know their job – what's expected of them and what's not.


If you don't make this clear, the morale of your employees will suffer, and progress and efficiency will be affected.


For example, if one person is waiting for another to finish a task, but the other person doesn't believe that task is part of their job description, progress will grind to a halt.


So be sure to update roles and task lists frequently. Then your employees will know what they're supposed to be doing!"


Have you been implementing this key points in our small business team? If not, it might be the right time to do it!


If you're curious and would like to learn more, visit Xero to read other articles about leadership!


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