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Lean, Mean Hiring Machine: How To Successfully Staff Your Bootstrapped Startup

I recently had an interview with Sharon Schneider, founder of Moxi Jean, who said if she ever applied to another job after starting her own business, she would be immensely more employable. It’s true that founders, especially bootstrapped ones, have the inevitable tasks of becoming the PR, business planner, marketing, social media guru of their startups. There comes a time when you need to take some of these hats off and put them on...

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How To Hire And Manage A Remote Startup Team

Many businesses are now looking at remote work to solve their problems. I lead my company from a tropical paradise in Costa Rica. Allowing employees to get their work done from another location can solve some immediate issues — listening to others’ gum-chewing or smelling neighbors’ “interesting” lunch concoctions — but it can also solve some long-term personnel problems as well. A study of 10,000 workers conducted by Kenexa Research Institute showed that…

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