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Growing your business with an employee

Today, the Fortune Small Business advice column at answers an interesting question: what should a sole proprietor consider when hiring his or her first employee? The more obvious advice is to know in advance what you're able and willing offer in terms of compensation--both salary and any other benefits. What you might not think of at first is to hire someone who doesn't have the same skill set as you. According to the article, you're better off finding someone who fills a niche in your business, rather than someone who shares your strengths. If you've made the transition from one-person shop to employer, share your experiences and advice in the comments!

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