One Year Anniversary

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I told myself about six months ago that I'd do something big to celebrate my one year anniversary for Zoom Agent... so much for that! October 1st was actually the one year mark for being off on my own and although I didn't do anything big to celebrate, I'm still very happy to have crossed that line.

I'm really looking forward to this new year. I'm ramping up to get my business to a point where I can hire a good team (at least one designer and one developer). It's so overwhelming to think about hiring people. I'm ready to do it quite yet, but I'm getting there and suspect I'll be able to do it sometime in 2008. It's daunting to think of the responsibilities I'll have for not just myself but for employees as well. The particular challenge I'm faced with is WHEN to do it. I need to hire people to be able to grow my business how I'd like, however this will add more burden and bring new challenges. If any of you three readers have any advise on signs I should be looking for to be able to hire people, please don't hold back.



Anonymous Bob Brady said...

I have no expertise in hiring anybody. However, from a purely tax perspective, it’s going to be cheaper for you to hire contractors/freelancers rather than bring on employees. You won’t have to pay benefits, payroll taxes, and maybe you won’t need extra office space if you have them work from home or another off site location. The downside is that you’ll probably have less control over the freelancers.

With that said, if I were at the point of hiring new folks…
I would first decide which aspect of the business I like doing best and where I can make the biggest contribution. Then I would hire others to do the rest. (But that’s just me.)

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