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Your Unconventional Guide to Hiring Staff for Your Small Business Startup
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The 4 Stages of a Growth-Minded Small Business
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6 Key Must-Haves In Your Business
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Finding The Right Adviser
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Entrepreneur? Or Hardworking Employee Of Your Own Business?

Your Unconventional Guide to Hiring Staff for Your Small Business Startup

Unless you are starting a micro-work-from-home business, you are likely to be hiring staff when you start your small business.

It is tempting to follow the conventional route and figure out what skills you need to have in your business to support you, and then advertise for those skills, and hopefully find someone who can do the work. Then, as your business grows, you do it again.

However, as a first-time employer, and in a new business, this can have some risks attached.

Firstly, if you hire someone now, will they still be required in a few years’ time once the business has grown? Or will the skills required have grown as well? Then, how confident are you that the skills the candidate shows suits the purpose, especially as the position is new and you have nothing to compare it against? Perhaps they show the right qualifications and experience on their resume, but how do you judge character, will they “fit” in with your style? Will the candidate show responsibility in the tasks you want them to be responsible for?

Many startup small business owners take the plunge, gradually learn from experience, and get better at it. But that is a long and painful journey on the road to finding the right people.

I have an unconventional way to look at hiring staff for your small business startup.

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The 4 Stages of a Growth-Minded Small Business

Here at Teik Oh Dot Com, I aim to be a one-stop-shop for growth-minded small business owners, where they can go to get inspiring and practical ideas to improve their business and become successful.

While I offer different tools and give advice for small business owners at different levels of development, I thought it might be useful to describe the way a small business can develop, and what their owners need to think about at each stage.

Knowing which level of development you are in is important because you can then focus on the different aspects of your business that need special attention at each different stage. A growing small business will usually go through 4 stages of development.

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6 Key Must-Haves In Your Business

When you are starting a business, or even as you grow it from the start and enter into a steady period of consolidation and wish to review your performance, it is useful to take a step back from the nuts and bolts of starting or running your business and consider what makes up a business.

Sure, you must have (hopefully) a great product or service and you must have customers.

But what makes up a successful business? What are the key ingredients you must have?

I created Teik Oh Dot Com in order to help small business owners implement these key ingredients that together make up a successful business, to be the small business owner’s one place to go to in order to find the practical processes to improve their business and become successful. You can subscribe to get these free tools and resources delivered directly to you by clicking on this link and signing up.

Importantly, I believe that when you start your business, you need to focus on six key must-haves in your business to set you up for success.

So let’s dive into the 6 key must-haves in your business.

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Finding The Right Adviser

Whether you are about to start your business or whether you have been working at your business for a few years now, you need to understand that running a business can be a draining and lonely experience.

The most valuable piece of advice that I give to new business starters or people who have been running their business for a few years is that you should not do it alone. For all of us operating a small business, the business is us. Without our health and wellbeing, the business will reflect that stress and tension that we feel. So, you need to set up your support systems to ensure that for any situation, you have someone you can talk to.

The most obvious people are your family and loved ones, but while their love and support are invaluable, sometimes, all they can do is to listen to you because the situation may need experience and technical advice that loved ones may not be able to provide.

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Entrepreneur? Or Hardworking Employee Of Your Own Business?

Are you thinking of starting your own business?

Perhaps you’re a subject-matter expert and you have an idea about how your knowledge can help others?

You may even e running a young small business, maybe less than 4 or 5 years old?

The thought of being an entrepreneur is motivating and exciting – ut many who start out to be an entrepreneur end up just working very hard as an employee in their own business. How do you make sure that you become the entrepreneur you started out to be?

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