When reading through any guide to becoming a successful entrepreneur, there are some things that will inevitably come up: you’ll need determination to get your business started, creativity to get you out of difficult situations, and, of course you’ll need to know the ins and outs of the industry you plan to take over. While all of these traits are important, it’s equally important that you realize you won’t be able to run your business by yourself. They will be a host of service-providers along the way that help you get the job done.

Employee Training

That’s right. The first port of call for any business owner should be within. Staff training programs are a great resource to improving your employee’s existing skills as well. They can also help to boost team morale and ensure that your office is a place that people want to come to work in everyday. Creating a positive atmosphere isn’t just about good karma either, research indicates that employee happiness matters more than you originally thought. For startups and small businesses, it can be difficult to compete with larger corporations to attract the best talent. Employee training initiatives can instead give you the opportunity to invest in creating the best team possible yourself.

Software Solutions

You won’t have to rely on other people either. Businesses are now more dependent on technology than ever before. This is both a blessing and a curse though. Because of the advent of the internet, post-PC devices, and cloud computing, it’s now not only possible to access the files you need while on the move, you can also edit, share, and collaborate on them with your colleagues. This has changed businesses all over the world and, in many ways, made the idea of a centralized office space redundant for many of them. Individuals working together in different locales have forged more globalized companies. It’s these businesses that are better equipped at understanding the needs of the thousands of new consumers that log onto the web for the first time each day in developing countries.

Logistics Providers

Remember that not everything can be done while surfing the web though. You’ll still need to work with logistics specialists in order to move raw materials and bring your finished product

to market. Learning the basics of supply chain management is crucial for any burgeoning business, and finding the right partner in this field can help you to do that. Howard Tenens Logistics have over 3,000,000 ft2 of warehouse space in the UK alone and can provide storage almost anywhere in the country.

Lots of great companies have been formed by a single personality, but there are many lesser known, but often just as talented, individuals working in the background.

By Kar

Dr. Kar works in the interface of digital transformation and data science. Professionally a professor in one of the top B-Schools of Asia and an alumni of XLRI, he has extensive experience in teaching, training, consultancy and research in reputed institutes. He is a regular contributor of Business Fundas and a frequent author in research platforms. He is widely cited as a researcher. Note: The articles authored in this blog are his personal views and does not reflect that of his affiliations.