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How to Start Your Own Business for Entrepreneurs, 2nd Edition by Robert Ashton

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Chapter Twenty-four

Your first employee – how to take this giant leap

Many entrepreneurs will tell you that taking on their first employee was far more difficult than they had imagined. That’s not surprising when you realise that what you are doing by employing someone is doubling your workforce.

What’s more, as the business founder, you need little management and no motivation from anyone else. You have taken some risks and are looking forward to reaping the rewards. You have developed the mindset of an entrepreneur.

Your first employee is also taking a risk. They are joining a young business to do a job that no employed person has done there before. Both you and the person you hire will want the business to succeed, but at times both of you ...

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