YEC Members Offer Tips on Building and Cultivating Your Dream Team
YEC members are experts in many fields. From technology to food innovation, they’ve started successful and forward-thinking companies across a variety of industries. Through this experience, they’ve gained first-hand knowledge of the challenges of starting and sustaining a business. This week, our members offer insight on building and cultivating your dream team.
One step to becoming a successful entrepreneur is having the ability to hire the right kinds of people to join your business; however, hiring is certainly not a one-size-fits-all practice. Jesse Kolber, founder and CEO of LogicPrep, recently published an article in Inc. offering his best tips and tricks for improving your hiring practices "by bringing in quality talent, avoiding high turnover and, quite possibly, not having to let people go often."
YEC member Fan Bi, CEO Intern of Blank Label, contributed an article to FastCompany on the challenge of hiring someone for a founding role. In the piece, Fan writes, "Whatever role you need a founding member to perform, look for someone with a maker mentality, design thinking, and an entrepreneurial spirit. This person must be a creator, not an operator."
Your company's internal culture can make or break your business. To most employees, it's the little touches that demonstrate how much you truly care about their wellbeing. In Yaniv Masjedi's Inc. article, the Nextiva CMO discusses what actions or initiatives should be implemented to create a positive work environment where your employees can thrive. Some techniques include instituting department appreciation days, gamifying your sales department and offering welcome packages to new hires.
As a business owner, you've most likely struggled with how to encourage your team members to keep learning and growing. But how do you know what the right strategy is? In this article from Smart Blogs, YEC members share what they offer their employees to challenge and support them.
YEC contributors: Angela Harless, AcrobatAnt; Eddie Lou, Shiftgig; David Ciccarelli, Voices.com. Kevin Xu, Mebo International; Fan Bi, Blank Label; Lane Campbell, June; Nicole Munoz, Start Ranking Now; Brendon Schrader, Antenna; Matt Doyle, Excel Builders; Joshua Lee, StandOut Authority; Kelsey Meyer, Influence & Co.