There’s no question: small businesses are big business these days. According to Forbes , small businesses have generated more than 65% of the net new jobs since 1995 — and more than half of today’s working population (120 million people) work in a small business. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that firms with 1-49 employees have contributed the most to job growth recently — about 40% of the total. Pretty amazing.
But hiring the right team doesn’t happen overnight, and there’s not a magical small business hiring guide. Putting qualified, trustworthy people in place takes patience and strategy — and smaller companies especially must take care with the process. Below are ten small business hiring tips to make sure you find and retain the best talent for your growing business.