Topic: Seeking New Business Partners
The expressions “None of us is as smart as all of us” & “Rome wasn’t built in a day” implies that hard work, teamwork and time will always pave the way to success. As I witnessed more startups that were raising to greatness, a common denominator that my startup lacked became more prevalent. I have mentioned it before in a previous article that having a team is vital to success as a company. Conceptually, it seems so simple…duh, everyone knows that you got to make a team to build a startup right? However, everyone who has built or attempted to build a startup should know that recruiting valuable and loyal team members is not so cut and dry.
Focusing my efforts in learning to code was my current agenda. It not only gave me perspective on the work that needed to be done on my website and overall project, but it put me in a new frame of mind to try to grow my business. I finally grasped the purpose of the huge demand for programmers and realized through an epiphany that I simply cannot do it all. The only difficulty was to find people that would be willing to support or join my ongoing project.
One of the biggest issues that I learned was the level of diversity when it comes to coding. There are so many programming languages, tools, databases, and devices that every developer may specialize in and nobody knows them all. Believing that if a person can write code in one language, then they could write in any language is a huge and ignorant misconception. Learning introductory coding just reiterated the obvious in so many ways, I discovered that I have to recruit some team players for Colluide to thrive.
Understanding the importance of team work provided validation and motivation to try again to search for new people. Originally, I gave up due to lack of success, but now I had a new frame of mind about the entire venture of recruiting. Due to the change in thought, I felt more than motivated to continue my search. In times of conflict and hardship a positive and optimistic mind frame is needed to achieve success.
Now that my mind was out the gutter of doubt, I could focus on coming up with a new recruiting strategy that was for not only web development but marketing as well. I figured that I needed help in more than one area anyway, why not keep the ball rolling and trying to get more people involved. Given my new situation, I was in a better opportunity for talent recruitment since I knew more people now and I work within a software firm. ”Surely, I could find somebody that is familiar with PHP programming language,’’ was my constant thought. After talking to some people in the office, I was introduced to someone. Sometimes it’s hard to read people, but I could never gauge his full interest. After discussing my idea to him, I could only interest him in another contract job. I honestly didn’t want him as partner, but my options were still limited. He couldn’t partake an official position since he had too many obligations of family and work.
“Not everyone is suited for the startup lifestyle”
At the time, it was the best I could find, but with easy accessibility and a good price negotiation I had to hire him for the job of making improvements to my website that were beyond my range. With the goal of getting all the necessary web development help from a contracted source, my overall search for a developing partner can still resume. Now it was time to discuss my new project with this contracted developer and look for someone to help me with my marketing plans as well.
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