Like the idea of part-time workers but got a full-time slot to fill? Try job sharing-a strategy in which two part-timers share the same job. Susan works Monday, Tuesday and half of Wednesdays; Pam takes over Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. To make it work, hire people who are compatible in skills and abilities and keep line of communication open.

Excerpted from Start Your Own Business: The Only Start-Up Guide You'll Ever Need