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This post originally appeared on #entrepreneurfail.

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As a new entrepreneur starts a business, he/she may wear many hats. The new founder may serve as the strategist, product developer, business developer, and the CFO, just to name a few of the roles. In fact, the new entrepreneur may vehemently deny needing anyone else to help with the business. It may seem like more effort to get others onboard, rather than to do the work alone. This also applies if there is a cofounder. The founders may feel like they are all they need to succeed.

Eventually, the entrepreneur will realize a team to help with the business is not only useful but essential. This is the next step in the venture.

Finally, when the entrepreneur is ready to truly get to the final step, he/she realizes that to scale, ancillary as well as critical tasks must be delegated to the “army” of help. This army is the crux of the business. So, take it one step at a time, and soon you’ll be at the top.

What step are you on? Let us know in the comments below.



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