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As the entrepreneur, you have to give your support to change efforts, whether you are the project champion or not. This article will help you communicate your support widely and regularly, providing resources and time to help the effort succeed.
The people working for you will be the ones to determine your success. This article will help you discover what motivates them.
As your company grows, you'll need to obtain specialized and technical advice on a regular basis. Consider using outside professionals because they are usually less expensive than hiring full-time staff when you have a project needing outside expertise.
Leading an entrepreneurial organization primed for growth requires that the right people are filling the right roles on your management team.
Organizations thrive when they are clear about what needs to get done, who needs to do it, and how it should get done. Without clarity there is wasted effort and even chaos.
Companies that turn to contractors must structure both the business and the specific nature of the work accordingly, according to a software-company entrepreneur. On the business side, founders need to retain a competent attorney and match the right worker to the job; on the tech side, they must require that contractors produce their work within a framework that can be replicated for other projects, the author advises.
Getting the best out of temporary workers requires that entrepreneurs treat them as neither employees nor pariahs but rather take a middle ground, says the founder of a staffing service.
If you think hiring is tough in today's tight labor market, you should figure that retaining people is even tougher. To keep employees, small-company owners must provide more than just competitive compensation packages, the author writes. What really makes the difference is a CEO's ability to communicate an organizational vision and to recognize the people who translate that vision into revenue and profit.
Entrepreneurs will find a host of business-building resources at nearby colleges and universities, among them books, brains and bodies, writes the author. Scour the libraries for printed materials, tap faculty for consulting jobs, and marshall students for research and staffing needs, he advises. In summing up, he offers valuable tips for getting acquainted and making the best use of campus resources.
This veteran entrepreneur, who currently works as COO at a fast-growing company, relays his experiences hiring the key people for his teams. To recruit top talent, he recommends several key hiring tactics, including establishing a hiring forecasting plan and exercising patience and caution during the hiring process.
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