When new investors get started, they want to do everything themselves. They are either concerned about the cost or they feel they are not at the point where they need a team. You need a team from the beginning. It is the first step. Before anything else you need people who you can call for advice. Sometimes this will be paid and other times free. Either way, who you select on your team will be a big part of how successful you are. You need great people who want to build this with you and they also need to be absolute experts in their fields. You will rely heavily on them throughout the entire process.