FIGURES from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show there are just over two million registered businesses in Australia - with 1.8 million of those employing fewer than five people.
Creative Business coach Simone Milasas understands the special demands that arise from running a business with a small team, but says if that small team is built strategically, it can be just as effective and efficient as even the largest corporation.
"When choosing people to work with in business, it's helpful to know that there are three different types of people that are required for success," she said.
"When you understand these three types of people and recognise which one you are, you are then able to create optimal success by bringing in the people who will add the components that may currently be missing."
According to Ms Milasas, businesses thrive when they incorporate team members from three basic categories - the connectors, the movers and the creators.
- Connectors: Connectors like to talk and they're good at it. They are natural salespeople.
- Movers: Movers are people who know how to run a business. Their expertise lies in knowing what has to be put in place today to expand the business tomorrow.
- Creators: Creators are the dreamers - the visionaries. They are always looking at what they can generate and create next.
What is vital to understand, she says, is that an effective team should make business easier and more enjoyable for you.
Simone Milasas is the worldwide co-ordinator of Access Consciousness, a major multi-million dollar company that operates in about 49 countries. She is the author of Joy of Business and is working on her second book, From Debt to Money Play.
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