#3) Hire Fast, Fire Fast
As Mark Suster often says on his entrepreneurial blog, hire fast and fire fast. Meaning, if you find a qualified candidate pull the trigger. Do your hiring due-diligence but don't delay the hiring process or over analyze. If you follow the traditional mantra "hire slow, fire fast" you might be wasting valuable time with the position going unfilled, or lose the candidate to another company.
Similarly, small businesses and startups cannot afford to keep candidates who are not performing or under-performing. At small businesses every employee is important and every employee impacts your brand and your bottom line.
What are your tips for hiring the right employees at a startup or small business? Where have you been successful? Where have you failed? Leave a comment below.