Stark HR Magazine Jan/19 - Page 4

As a company grows,

it transitions from two

founders to a team and moves out of the garage and into a real office. While this is an exciting transition and, usually, a positive sign, it is also the time that certain growing pains can begin to emerge.

Architecting the structure

Different companies will have different needs as far as teams go, but it is important that founders consider how they want to structure their teams and how they want them to interact.

Nothing is set in stone, but founders should have an idea of the culture they

want to build and how teams fit into or perpetuate that culture. Also, factor in the end goal when you are structuring your company.

Building the team

Obviously, you're not going to grow a team without hiring.

The first hires you make will be some of the most important hiring decisions the compay makes. Your early hires will depend heavily on your business model and the market

you're in.

Bring in the professionals

Once a company reaches a certain point, founders will need to consider talent to fill specific leadership roles in the company. One of the most important aspects of your business in this regard is legal.

In addition to a defendable intellectual property, companies need money to keep growing.

Start-up HR

Different companies will have different needs as fas as teams go


A lot of startups share the same mythical origin story — a couple close friends plotting and scheming in a basement or garage, trying to build a company that will change the world. But, if they're lucky, the story doesn't stop there.