Small Business Hiring – The Basics

As your small business grows hiring the right employee could be one of the most important decisions you make.  Before you start posting help wanted ads though, there are a few things you should consi...


The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Today’s Job Market

The Great Recession of the last four years has led many students, parents, and pundits to question the value of a college education. How will paying, at times exorbitant, tuition costs possibly benefi...


Hiring: Picking the Right Resume

If you are currently hiring for your start-up that means either two things have recently occurred; you recently lost someone or you realized you’re missing someone you need on your team. What follow...


The Quick, Dirty and Complete Guide to Consultants for Your Business

Consultants (a.k.a. independent contractors) are a cornerstone of the global economy. Even though consultants seemingly carry “less” regulation vs hiring employees, make no mistake there are legal...


Pros and Cons of Hiring Consultants For Your Startup

As more and more startups are finding, it is getting increasingly difficult to find and retain quality engineers. Some engineers are hopping onto the next project, which they hope might become the nex...


How To Hire the Best Employees For Your Young Startup

Hiring your first staff as a young entrepreneur and business owner is crucial to determining how far you go with growing your company. You have certain challenges as a young business owner looking to ...


How to Bootstrap Your Startup Using Freelancers

Funding is costly: A lot of startups seek funding from early stage investors too early.  Every round of funding (especially the first!) is going to dilute your precious ownership.  Accepting $20,000...


Are Freelancers the Future of Work?

A recent article in MSN’s Business on Main discusses how small business are not hiring like they used and never will hire that way again because of freelancers. Freelancers have become an integr...


Intrapreneurs: The In-House Form of Entrepreneurship Every Small Business Needs

Who Else Wants a little-known, hands-on successful, profit-growing Strategy? THE SECRET?  It’s all about Intrapreneurs. The tale of how your employees may be greater assets than even your best sell...


Hiring the Right People Without Going Broke

The average startup faces a number of challenges in the effort to grow into a sustainable enterprise. The average CEO finds him or herself making colossal decisions on a daily basis during the first f...