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At some point, many of us decide that we no longer want to work for someone else. We’ve done our time developing other people’s businesses and putting effort into lining other people’s pockets, and now we’re ready to go it alone. Whether you’ve decided to launch a business in the same sector you were employed in, or to try something new, perhaps finding ways to make money from your hobbies, it’s exciting, and a great way to add more flexibility to your working life.
But, it’s also a risk. One of the ways that we reduce the risk and cut expenses in the early days is to avoid hiring staff. We try to do as much as we can for ourselves and outsource to freelancers or call in favours when we do need help.
If everything goes well, and business grows, we one day might decide to
Consider Your Needs Carefully
The last thing that you want to do is rush out and
So, before you
Write a Detailed Job Description
Now you know what you need, you need to be able to find them. You certainly don’t want to bring just anyone into your business. Writing a detailed and honest job description can help you to attract the right people.
Understand the Costs
Yes, you are going to have to pay a salary. But you will also have to pay for employers’ insurance, for uniform, recruitment, advertising, and training. You might even need to buy extra tea bags for the office. Make sure you fully understand all of the related costs of bringing someone else into your business.
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Don’t Forget Safety
First, decide whether you want your new team to wear uniforms. In most industries, this is optional, but can be effective. Then, think about the tasks your employee will be carrying out and ask yourself if they will need any protective clothing.
Get Help with Contracts
Whoever you employ will need a contract, to protect both you and them moving forward. Get help drafting these out if it’s the first time you’ve had to do it.