Congratulations! You’re there!
Your calendar is booked solid and you’re thinking about hiring that first employee.
I know you’re probably feeling a little too overwhelmed to celebrate, but let’s take a moment to look back on everything you’ve accomplished.
You started a business working for yourself. You have a growing customer base. And you have established yourself in the market.
That’s quite a bit of work and like I said: congratulations!
But before we crack open the celebratory whiskey and wine, let’s get to the business at hand and talk about making that first hire.
The Biggest Hiring Mistake Business Owners Make
Most freelancers and small business owners come to the realization that they need to hire the moment they run out of time.
In desperation, the small business owner creates some idea of what they’re looking for in their minds, and posts a job description on Craigslist or asks their network of friends and family if they know anyone looking for work.
And while you can have success with this hiring strategy, you also run the risk of hiring the wrong person; costing you both time and money. Resources which I’m sure you’d rather not waste.
The rest of this article is designed for you to catch your breath on the way to world domination – or dominating your market.
Instead of jumping in and hiring your first employee, I wanted to give you a few questions to think about so you can strategically and deliberately move your business forward.
And not fall victim to the same mistake your colleagues make.
Without further ado, here are the 5 questions you should ask before hiring your first employee:
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