These will be the most important people in your working life as you will need their help to make your business work. Creating a motivational culture and a happy loyal staff will be one of your most important ingredients to success. There are more flexible and targeted options for finding great people every day and many businesses now use more contract staff vs. permanent employees as it’s less expensive and allows more flexibility to expand and contract in line with demand. Many companies, especially startups, also outsource whole functions such as accounting, which lets them acquire key services at a fixed price.