As you grow your import/export business, you will need good people to get work done. Getting the right people on board, whether you hire employees (with full benefits/perks) or independent contractors, is easier said than done.
No matter what, find people who are as passionate about your company's prospects as you. In the beginning, it's about you, your people and your company's capabilities. But as you grow, you will discover it becomes about execution.
Take a look at some of the ways to get started in the hiring process and how to nurture the hires after the fact.
It's all about communicating effectively and constantly. Keeping people in the dark about anything is a sure-fire sign of an ineffective leader. Don't be one.