Developing the E-Team: A Key to Growth in Small Firms
CEMI Discussion Paper Series DP0102 (ISSN: 1448-2541), Centre for Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation
14 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2012
Date Written: March 5, 2001
This paper outlines the challenges facing small business owner-managers (entrepreneurs) who are seeking growth in their firms. It examines the cycle of growth in the small firm and argues that successful growth requires the development of an entrepreneurial team – the E-Team – who can work with the entrepreneur and eventually take over responsibility for the businesses. The paper suggests that team building and coaching are likely to be key elements of how successfully the firm develops this E-Team. Coaching techniques and lessons from successful entrepreneurs are highlighted.
Keywords: coaching, human resource management, Small Business, team building
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