What’s Your Biggest Hurdle For Hiring Your First Employee?

One of the most frequent questions I get from freelancers, solopreneurs and developer-entrepreneurs is on hiring their first employees. I’m working on an in-depth post (or series) on this topic … but before I get too involved sharing my experiences, thoughts and ideas, I’d like to get some input from …

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Paranoia

Besides fear and lonliness, one of the things that pops up quite a bit is paranoia …. Paranoia about competition Paranoia about employees Paranoia about the market Paranoia about expanding The best ways to fight paranoia, I’ve learned, is by focusing on what you’re doing and trusting in your original …

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On Mistakes

I had to accept early on, that because of my inexperience as a full-time entrepreneur in my first startup, that I would make plenty of mistakes. This hasn’t been easy when you don’t want any blemishes on your record. But finally accepting that I would make mistakes has helped. It …

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