Monday, 20 April 2009

Small ... beautiful?

How does the old joke go? How do you run a small business? Well, start with a big one and run it badly!

Actually, small businesses are quite different from large ones - culturally. Many people fail to make the grade when transferring from small to big ... or from big to small.

If you are recruiting (because you are getting bigger), a cultural fit is often more important than a technical one. Make sure your preferred candidate knows the kind of business you are .. and can work with you - not for you. You need someone with guts and initiative, who can stand on his/her own.

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