Starting a business: Alone or with a team?
Advice from Louis Tremblay and other entrepreneurs
“There is strength in numbers” seems to be the unanimous answer of the entrepreneurs interviewed for our video The Right Questions.
Louis Tremblay of AddÉnergie stresses the importance of being surrounded by people with experience in order to minimize the risk of making mistakes.
“Young entrepreneurs can make mistakes. I always tell people to surround themselves with seasoned vets.”
As David Parent of PixMob explains, while it might seem like you can achieve things more quickly when working alone, involving more people will create value in the long term. A team allows you to share responsibilities.
“Having at least one other associate means you’re not the only person responsible for the business 365 days a year.”
— David Parent
Ernest Yale of Triotech completely agrees.
“What people will buy into is a team, knowledge, the future and expertise. With a team, there’s more team spirit, and that creates a stronger product.”
— Ernest Yale