It’s not anyone who is interested in working with you in your business, is business minded. 

It does not mean if someone has a special skill that means they have a business mind or will make your company become profitable.

First of all the difference between working for and working with is that, one is a slave and the other is a partner.

Second, one is controlled or has no control and the other has full or some control.

Third, one has no shares; the other has shares.

The common mistakes business startups cause is bringing in the business people with employee mentality as business partners or business share holders. And this is among the causes why so many startups fail along the way and why some never get to thrive from a small business cycle.

If you have a business or starting a business, and you are surrounded with people who only want to make money, and not to grow the business, you are in trouble, and not going far.

Most small business owners have this perception that if someone has some special skills or talents, that means they can work with them, mistake; not  everyone or anyone with special skills  has a business mind, in fact many just want to use their skills to make money, and not grow a business out of that talent, and more especially when the business seems to be doing fine, but wait when business hard times comes in, and more especially when the money problem steps in, the wimp mindset reviews its self.

Point: Most startups surround themselves with WIMP minded business team members and not real business minded ones. Wimps are people who are money hungry, employee minded, with a paycheck mentality focus.

(WIMP) Where Is My Paycheck Mentality

I know business struggle is out there, but learn to evaluate business struggles honestly simply because some struggles are caused from where you are, and its either you are the wimp, or you have a pack of wimps working for you or you are treating them like wimps. Which one is it?

And especially when you are a startup, that’s where it’s crucial to find right people to start a business with, it may take years or less to find them, but begin first studying the minds of that person or people you want to be part of your business before you bring them in as business partners or business team members. This also includes close relationships like girl and boy friend, wife and husband, and family too, access them with patience and honest simply because it’s mostly the spouses and family members the most who have made many businesses, business ideas and dreams fail to see light at the end of the day, evaluate such people honestly.

Remember that it’s not the skills or the experience that runs the business only, no; it’s a combination of mindset, meaning business or entrepreneurial mindset, patience, discipline, honesty, hard work, purpose, vision, skills, experience and money.