Entrepreneurs, You Can’t Handle Everything at Your Startup

You need a team. It’s impossible to do everything yourself.

Founding a successful startup comes with numerous challenges, but the most difficult obstacle to overcome isn’t coming up with funding or finding the right space to rent for the office. According to a survey completed jointly by CoFounder magazine and ArcticStartup, 37 percent of startup founders believe the biggest hurdle when creating a company is finding the right people to run the startup.

The right startup team needs to include people with a broad range of skill sets who are trustworthy enough to help the company grow. And even as business plans adapt to company growth or changing markets, the right people can keep a startup strong.

When I started my first company, it seemed as though I could do everything — other startup leaders who weren’t doing everything themselves must not be trying as hard as they should be to be successful. This is common for entrepreneurs; we want to take control of as many aspects of the business as possible, which can make it hard for us to feel comfortable sharing responsibility. Read more

Ben Walker – Entrepreneur – 23 Aug 2017