Level 6

What advice would you give to small business owners hiring their first employees?

Finding yourself swamped as your business grows? That's a good problem to have! Growth is great, but at some point you may need to bring in reinforcements. Sometimes you just can’t ship all the orders, contact all the customers, and continue to build the business all on our own.

 

Here's the burning question: How can you find the best possible employees? Like QB Community Member Jamie Smith says, “It can be tough to build a team, and knowing who the best person to hand your baby off to is tricky.” You want to make sure you hire the right people, because you can't afford to hire the wrong ones.

 

Have you hired employees?

What have you learned about the process?

What advice would you give to small business owners hiring their first employees?

Level 7

Talk about your business

I was so scared to let go of control and pass on my excess work to someone else. I didn't want to give up clients or turn away work, but I also needed to make sure my clients were getting their projects completed in a timely manner. I just hired my first independent contractor and I am SO grateful I did. Not only is my business running more smoothly, but I also have more time to unplug and enjoy my personal life.