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So Ya Wanna Be a Boss?

Two young entrepreneurs share their tips for handling the legal steps involved with hiring help.

This story appears in the September 2003 issue of Teen Startups.

Do you have more business than you can handle by yourself? If so, it may be time to consider hiring help. But before you slap a "Help Wanted" sign on your door, it'd be wise to know a little more about the legal requirements involved in becoming someone's boss.

Brandon Ferguson, the 20-year-old owner of Thunder Rose Entertainment in Kyle, South Dakota, cautions new business owners to be sure you have all the paperwork in order before hiring your first employee. "Poor paperwork catches up with you," Ferguson admits. "My downfall was not keeping records right away."

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