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3 Steps To Building A Powerhouse Start-Up Team

Oftentimes, the single difference between the leaders who see their idea come to fruition and those who don’t is the development of a great team.

BONUS: Downloadable Worksheets

Oftentimes, the single difference between the leaders who see their idea come to fruition and those who don’t is the development of a great team. For people looking to launch a venture, ministry, or nonprofit, understanding how to build the right start-up team is a non-negotiable component to success. 

There are countless creatives and entrepreneurs who are bursting with great ideas. Some have found one powerful idea that fits their mission and values, but they aren’t sure what to do next. FiveTwo can help.

A Venture’s First Team

Unfortunately, building a venture’s start-up team can seem daunting. 

  • What kind of skills and gifts does the team need to possess?
  • Will each member reflect the corporate values?
  • Are the personalities a good fit? 

We’ve all been on teams that lack chemistry, or worked alongside individuals whose integrity was lacking. Everyone knows the negative impact these elements have on the success of the team and the completion of the mission. 

It shouldn’t be so difficult to gather the right people and build a powerhouse start-up team. And thanks to FiveTwo’s proven method, it doesn’t have to be. 

Having worked with hundreds of teams in our StartNew process, and in churches and nonprofits for the last 30 years, we have seen effective teams gathered based on our Build Your Team Process. 

3 Steps To Building A Powerhouse Start-Up Team

The downloadable worksheets we’ve used with more than 3,000 teams walk leaders through the steps of building a team. They’ll —

1. Learn how to identify internal and external needs for the launch.

The exercises in this step will guide participants to consider these launch needs. Without articulating these elements, leaders are at risk of gathering golf buddies or friends, and they may not be the best fit for the mission. 

2. Create a checklist of possible team members based on proven parameters.

Work through questions for discerning the strongest team members. The included worksheets will help participants stay organized and focused. Building a start-up team that meets all of the leaders’s criteria requires time and consideration, and the process leans into that necessity.

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3. Gain the skills to make the ask.

Discover what you need to prepare and find the best ways to communicate your request.

At FiveTwo, we’ve seen that startups flourish when they recruit teams who can be entrusted to accomplish the tasks delegated to them, care deeply about the people served by the venture, and have gifts that compliment the leader, which ensures the team will function as a well-rounded entity.

Great Teams Build, Fund, And Launch Ventures

Amazing results occur when the right team gathers around a mission with a clear vision and solid leadership. Just to name a few examples, we’ve seen the following groups of people served by these kinds of balanced, powerhouse teams.

  • Hmong children in Merced, CA
  • Single Puerto Rican moms in The Bronx, NY
  • Homeless in Mesa, AZ
  • Church seekers in Clear Lake, TX
  • Business owners in Marble Falls, TX
  • Empty nesters in Schenectady, NY
  • Individuals in need of home repairs in Detroit, MI

Teams that are thoughtfully assembled and developed with a venture’s mission in mind change lives. 

An Assembled Start-Up Team Brings Hope

When Rev. Mike Von Behren assembled his team from Holy Cross Lutheran in Washington, a group of refugees experienced community and hope. 

After finding investors and creating their LLC called Ten Talents Ministries, Mike and the team purchased affordable housing to offer to the refugees in their town.

For three years, providing housing for three families, the group has continued to find creative ways to serve and demonstrate love to the families. For example, the church has put together holiday dinners for families, baby showers for expectant refugee mothers, and purchased and built bunk beds to improve the family’s living conditions.

This kind of continued, creative effort to serve their “customer” is undoubtedly a demonstration of grace in action. They’ve mixed faith and work and, in the meantime, made a lasting change in the lives of refugee families. 

More team tips: 14 Tips on Recruiting and Building a Great Team

The subtle ways leaders of these sorts of faith-based ventures go about demonstrating grace through respect, service, questions, and hope will become a catalyst for Kingdom impact in communities.

Make yours next. 

Start building your start-up team today with our proven process. It’s free, clear, and effective. 

Stop guessing at how to bring your idea to life and instead learn how to create a financially viable ministry, nonprofit, or business. Download Build Your Team worksheets today. 


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