I’m a solo-preneur these days; have been since 2004. While I like the freedom (get to come and go as I please), going it alone is very limiting. There’s only one me, and I am finding that my time and talents are very limited, especially in the rapidly changing techno-world. Going solo almost entirely eliminates the potential for growth – I mean exciting, meaningful growth — to the point that I am considering reworking my biz plan and, if not hiring people outright, contracting with them virtually … keeping them on staff or on tap.
The key: Go for the best you can find. Someone once said that first-rate managers hire first-rate employees, while second rate managers hire third-rate employees. The implications are obvious. I’m one of the best at what I do, so it makes sense to surround myself with others who are the best at what they do.
The bottom line: Find good people and either hire them outright or contract with them. And pay them a notch or two above their going rate; that way, you can get them when you need them.
So, work hard, make money, have fun … and hire the very best you can find. — JRI“You’re only as good as the people you hire.” — Ray Kroc (McDonalds Founder)
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