A business is nothing without its people. What’s more, a business is nothing without the right people. Are you covering your bases by hiring the right people with the right skills and experience to provide a solid foundation for your business? When your business has grown enough, it will be time to think about its longevity, and that comes from building a great team. So who should you be hiring?

An HR representative.

You can’t have a team without having someone who can work on paying them! You alone can’t deal with both running the business and making sure things on the HR side are taken care of. Hire someone who knows how to reconcile accounts, work with tax forms, payroll, and benefits.

Someone who understands branding, marketing, and media.

To get your business to grow, you have to talk about it—so it’s necessary to hire someone who knows how. A PR professional can be a lot of help here. Depending on what kind of business you have, you may not need to contract with a powerful PR firm, but you should certainly hire someone who knows a thing or two about marketing, trends, and social media.


Stuff breaks. It happens. That’s why it’s important to hire someone who knows how to deal with these kinds of problems. A maintenance worker is a handy thing to have—someone who can keep things running smoothly so more work can get done. You don’t have to hire a designated person for these tasks, but you can if you like. Otherwise, contract with a cleaning company to come through your office and take care of it.

You should also hire some IT/tech professionals who will be able to keep your internet secure and firewalls up and running. You’ll also want someone who can fix all those little things that keep computers from running smoothly and can set up the business’ online accounts. Fixers come in many shapes and sizes!

A bookkeeper.

Like the HR person, you also need someone who can keep track of your company’s finances. Good accountants can be expensive, but it’s money you want to spend. When your company begins to grow, it won’t be easy to keep track of all those numbers and information yourself. Having someone to do regular invoicing and bookkeeping is an absolute-must.

A great company starts with a great foundation. Make sure you’re building from the bottom up!