“When the work gets to be too much, you may find yourself toying with the idea of adding staff to help out. But do you really need help? First, ask yourself if you need to hire someone or just be better organized. If you’re having trouble getting organized, try local libraries, community centers, or colleges for information or seminars on time management.
Can you afford an employee? Even if you know that you need the extra help, you’ll still need to consider whether you can afford to hire a new employee. How do you know how much you can afford to pay? There’s a tension between how much the employee’s salary and benefits will drain your business’s budget and how much extra money the employee’s presence will bring in.”
– The job market is picking up and business is picking up. You may now be in a position to hire someone for the first time. How do you know? Well, you figure out if you can make the money it takes to pay a salary and still come out ahead. If you can you are ready to hire, but there is more to it then that. This is one of those times you should be looking ahead and thinking about what you will do when the time comes, the time to hire an employee and move your business ahead. -ed.