CHAPTER 12

Hiring Your First Employee

Introduction

Hiring your first employee is a big step for a new business. If you’re hiring just one employee you’re doubling the size of your business, and if you’re hiring more than one employee you’re doing more than that. Hiring an employee is an investment in your business. If you handle it correctly, it can provide your business a big boost. If you do it wrong, it can set you back and cause all kinds of headaches.

You should approach hiring employees in a contentious manner. Be mindful of the fact that you’re dealing with people and their lives. If you hire someone and it doesn’t work out, it not only causes problems for you but also for the person you have hired. Also, be careful not to hire someone ...

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