Building a Team for Your Start-Up

Entrepreneurs are usually driven and focused people who will do anything to achieve their goals, but often they need a strong team to help them on their journey. Building a team for your start-up can be a difficult process because they may not have the passion that you have.

Here are some tips from Smart Start-Up on creating a team for your new business:

  • Use your vision and passion to focus the team. When recruiting you should look for individuals who can get excited about trying something new.
  • Take your time when hiring people because a bad hire can be devastating for a start-up. You will need starter-finishers on your team, but you will also need a willingness to work together for a common goal.
  • Do not celebrate all-nighters. Whilst they may occasionally be necessary in a start-up, all-nighters are not healthy business practice. Do all you can to end this process of staying up all night working.
  • Encourage staff to take breaks during long working periods so that they do not burn out.

Getting Pest Management Right

Pest management is a topic that is kept quiet among those in the food industry, but it is crucial to have a plan in place to manage the issue.

Proactive businesses have a system in place for preventing disease-carrying pests from accessing their food, explained Food Mag.

The Australian Environment Pest Managers Association (APEMA) recently developed a guide to help firms understand what good pest management entails. The guide sets KPIs that food manufacturers can use to measure the effectiveness of their processes.

Suppliers to food manufacturers such as packaging companies are also included in the guide, to help shore up standards throughout the supply chain.

It’s hoped that the guide will also prevent disputes between food manufacturers and pest controllers by setting clear standards that firms should operate with and explaining why.

Food manufacturers are also encouraged to be more proactive as it is cheaper to prevent a pest problem than it is to treat one.