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Building a Support Team

Ensure that the people you work with have the skills necessary to expand your business.

This story appears in the March 2009 issue of Start Up.

If you are like most startup entrepreneurs, you begin with only a kernel of a great idea that you believe will grow into an exceptional . However, to achieve your greatest success, you need to tap the knowledge and experience of colleagues. Whether it's dealing with taxes or tech, or generating additional , working with people who have experience and alternative perspectives will improve your chances for success.

Consultants, sales professionals or part-time assistants can help you move beyond personal limitations. Here's how to stay open to new and varied viewpoints to stimulate your and refocus your energy on different ways to kick-start your business.

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