Building a Team That Can Build a Successful Business

Summary

Leadership & Management

Business teamEvery new business should be concerned with leadership and management.  Even if your startup doesn’t have employees, you likely have partners, advisors, contract workers, or even vendors who can make or break your business.  So how do you make sure that everyone you work with has your company’s best interests at heart?  How do you assemble the team that can start – and grow – a successful business?
 
We’ll start our discussion by making the case that no one – not even sole practitioners – should really go it alone.  We’ll go on to describe how to find the right members for your team, and then how to manage and lead the folks who play integral roles in your company.  Throughout our discussion, we’ll talk about what worked – and more importantly, what didn’t work – when we were building our own businesses.  By the end of the hour, you’ll have everything you need to determine who should be on your team, and how you can empower and inspire each and every team member to make the contributions that makes your business a roaring success.
 
Presenters: Bryan Janeczko and Victoria Franzese
Duration: 1 Hour
Host: SCORE Association
 
 
About Bryan
Bryan Janeczko, headshotBryan has devoted his professional life to small business and entrepreneurial growth. After working in finance for several years, he co-founded Nu-Kitchen, an online food retailer serving healthy and delicious prepared meals. Starting from the ground up, he built the company into a multimillion-dollar business serving influential NYC residents and celebrities, who helped solidify NuKitchen's reputation. In late 2008, he sold the business to Nutrisystem, a national weight-loss company.  Since then, he’s been active in entrepreneurial organizations like StartOut and Founder Institute. Bryan believes that with proper planning in the early stages, the majority of new businesses started can succeed in the long term.
 
 
About Victoria
Victoria Franzese, headshotIn her heart, Vicky has always been an entrepreneur.  So after years in the corporate world, she left it all to start a small website about New York City.  The internet was just taking off at the time and as the internet grew, so did her business, morphing into a series of online travel guides (The Insider Travel Guides) that soon covered half a dozen locations and was read by millions of people.  Ultimately she sold the site to a major television network.