Many entrepreneurs think by having a great product or service in mind, that the greatest challenge is over. Most individuals fail to realize what it takes to make an idea come to fruition so it blows away the audience. The idea itself is not as important as the team building the actual product.
Entrepreneurs must have a team of people who are as interested in making the vision as the entrepreneur themselves. The reason for this is because there will be a plethora of unseen challenges that each member of the team will come across that will place that person outside of their comfort zone. The ones who are truly in love with the idea tend to persevere over the people who are there to capitalize on the possible value of the startup (not to say its not exciting for that one day when you realize your startup is worth millions of dollars).
Now the question is how do you find people who show those great characteristics for team members? First, you need to know what types of skills you will need to accomplish the vision. At first there will probably be only a few types of skills that pop into your head. Over time though, that list will grow and you will constantly be needing to look for others, but as you meet more people, that job will become easier. Secondly, the people you do find not only need the skill sets you require, but also need to share your vision for what the whole idea accomplishes.
Many people will enjoy listening to the idea and maybe even give you some feedback. This doesn't neccessarily mean they are interested. Entrepreneurs must find others with the same passion and a great work ethic. If someone joins the team and is not showing the loyalty and focus that will be needed to push this idea to the next level the entrepreneur has to be willing to let that individual go and hope they find someone better. If that team member sticks around, that could ruin the chemistry between other members who do show the passion.
One way to tell if an individual has the drive to bring your startup to the next level is if they ever take the time to contact you to discuss the project. If the Entrepreneur is constantly having to get ahold of the person it is probably not worth the time. It is key to have a team that is equally invested in the startup.
Eventually, once the A-team has been assembled and has had time to bond, each member will be pitching their own entrepreneurial ideas that will help focus the vision. By then it will not be so much the entrepreneurs vision for the company, but the group as a whole from all the contibutions they have made physically and mentally.
Once an entrepreneur has gotten to this phase where they have a team that is trusted, anything is possible. Even if a certain idea for a startup does not work out, new projects will arise giving way to a better start at a project with an already established group.
There are so many creative people out in the world, your job is to find them!!