March 5, 2008

Raising money and your team

Especially as your team grows, there is often a disconnect between the person or people raising money and the rest of those in the company.  As you are assessing your needs, you should gather everyone up at least once to get down to the nitty gritty details of what is needed.  Find out where your team needs help, both with more people, technology, or supplies.  Make sure the expectations are realistic on both the management and employee end of the deal.  Sometimes the little things that make a company are forgotten in the midst of trying to raise money for a big hire or nationwide marketing campaign.  New computers, a human resource manager, or IT manager can often be just as important in the long term health of your company.  To be cliche, don’t forget the little guy.