How to build a dream team to scale your business
A few tips about growing your business
When you are hoping to scale your business, you need to be sure that you have a strong team backing you up.
Your business is only as strong as the team operating it, and the only way your business can find the success that you hope is if you take the time to carefully select and nurture the people you bring on to help your business grow.
Here are some of the key steps you should take if you hope to build a dream team to scale your business.
What It Takes to Build a Strong Team for Your Business
Many business owners know that they need a strong team behind them in order for their business to be successful. But many are unsure of where to start. Or worse, many will make the mistake of prioritizing revenue from the start.
But remember, the only way that you will be able to bring in the most revenue and foster the growth of your business is by putting energy and effort into your team. Here’s how.
Hiring the Right People for the Job
Part of building the best team involves hiring the right people for the job. You cannot expect to offer insultingly-low paying business roles and expect to bring in high-quality staff or team members.
You need to carefully consider what each person‘s role will entail, and ensure that your pay rates reflect that accordingly. You want your staff to be able to work to live. Not live to work. That way, your team is more likely to become invested in their position, and want your business to succeed as well.
Training Your Team
If you want your team to be able to grow your business, they need to be able to do their job as needed. This means you will need to take the time to train them. Depending on the position, you may find that your employees need little training.
However, it is important that you provide them with the resources they need to do their job, do it well, and the training materials necessary to take on additional tasks, responsibilities, and roles as your business grows.
Offering Empowerment and Support
Your team is going to put as much effort into the business as you do into their career. The more empowerment and support you give to your employees, the more they are going to feel as though they are appreciated, that their work is valued, and that they have security within their position at your business. This can prove to be an invaluable way for you to build a team that you can grow your business with. Touch base regularly to see where they have room to grow and what they want to see out of their career, too. Being listened to is a big thing that many employees want to experience in their daily life at work.
Fostering Career Growth
Your team also needs to feel as though they are going somewhere in their role. When you first brought on your team, you likely spoke with them about what they envisioned for their careers. If you are not helping them to achieve these career goals, whether that be by offering opportunities for advancement or providing them with educational opportunities as they grow in their role, you can be sure that they will go to a business that will.
When you have already put forth the training, staff selection, and are working to build your employees up, fostering their career growth is the next logical step for your business’s success.
Living a Work/Life Balance
Many companies preach work/life balance, but how does that really play out in your firm? The most important thing to keep in mind if you want to scale your business is to keep in mind that your dream team are real people with real lives of their own. More and more people are prioritizing the importance of a strong work/life balance. At my own law firm, for example, I strive to make sure everyone knows we value their time off and we stress the importance of work life balance as much as we can. It’s important for leaders and employees alike to prioritize this.
People should be able to spend more time with their families and doing things that they enjoy, as opposed to working their days, and their lives, away. When you are building your team roles, and considering what it is going to take to scale your business, remember that your employees will benefit more from having a life outside their work and career.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Workplace
For any business to be successful, it will need to reach its widest range of target consumers, clients, or audiences. With this in mind, hiring with equity, diversity, and inclusion in mind is going to help you foster the growth of your business.
There are many perspectives out there, and every person deserves fair and equal treatment at work. If your business is not providing this, at the bare minimum, you cannot expect to grow. The only way that businesses can expect to be successful going into 2022 is to ensure that their teams feel a sense of belonging and value from their workplace.
Make sure your business is supporting its employees wherever possible if you are planning to achieve major business goals in the new year.
In practice for thirty years, April D. Jones is the founder and CEO of the Jones Law Firm, PC. Ms. Jones leads a powerhouse team of practitioners that have helped thousands of families and individuals through high-level family law legal services. Currently, she is leading the Sam Cary Bar Association in a second term as President (2005 and 202.) April obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. Ms. Jones is a member of the California State and Colorado State Bars and is a 2021 recipient of the Denver Business Journal “Outstanding Women in Business Award.”