Hiring – especially for the first time – can be one of the scariest moves as an entrepreneur. Rapport currently has nine crew on top of me, and the dog. I’ve had a lot of experience with this and, though was lucky to find really great people, learned a few things along the way.
– Try prospects out on a project or two before committing.
– Define the need/position first, then find the right person.
– Personality and ‘fit’ into culture is as important as skill.
– Be open to them doing things differently then you and let them shine. Continue reading
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We encourage clients to run their marketing materials by an advisory board or, even better, ideal clients at a not too early stage. However, if you simply say “what do you think” the question is too open-ended. The breadth of feedback can be overwhelming and have you needlessly second-guessing yourself. Here are some tips on how to get the most useful input. Continue reading
I didn’t set out to build the graphic design and marketing firm I have now, I was just looking for a job. Life had thrown me a detour and I found something even better. Continue reading