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In terms of team, many business plans limit themselves to company directors and other key employees. Your business connections are also a fundamental part of your team, your contacts really matter. The people who are able to contribute to your business’s success comprise in fact a much wider group than just key employees. The following list highlights potential members of your wider team. Your business plan should indicate the people in these sorts of roles who will add something significant to the likelihood of business success:
. Your business’s bank manager, accountant, solicitor.
. Someone else with the skills and experience to act as mentor and sounding board.
. Satisfied customers acting as word of mouth selling agents.
. Other business owners, not necessarily in same industry, particularly if they are at a similar stage of business growth.
To ensure that you can appreciate the full potential membership of your wider team, using a spider-diagram approach here works well. Draw bubbles or boxes for each business connection that you have, met socially or at business networking events, members of your circle of friends and relatives. Being out and about in as many ways as possible always increases the number of your connections. If you feel uncomfortable on occasion that is normal, it means that you are forcing yourself outside of your own safe boundaries as you progress into more foreign territory that you need to penetrate.