â€œA good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.â€ But, becoming a great leader isnâ€™t easy. Successfully maneuvering a team through the ups and downs of starting a new business can be one of the greatest challenges a small-business owner faces.
1. Assemble a dedicated team:
Your team needs to be committed to you and the business. Successful entrepreneurs have not only social and selling smarts, but also the know-how to hire effectively. You have to be able to identify, attract and retain talent who can turn your concept into a register-ringing success,â€
2. Donâ€™t assume:
When you run a small business, you might assume your team understands your goals and mission -- and they may. But, everybody needs to be reminded of where the companyâ€™s going and what things will look like when you get there.
This oneâ€™s a biggie. Even with a staff of only five or 10, it can be tough to know whatâ€™s going on with everyone. It makes everyone feel like you really have a lot of momentum, even in difficult times.â€