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Bringing an Entrepreneurial Employee on Board

Is hiring an entrepreneurial-minded employee a big risk or a smart bet?

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This story appears in the March 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

One of chris Shonk's newest employees is the last person some entrepreneurs would want to hire. Brad Bentz, 38, was just out of a university MBA program for entrepreneurs when he joined Virtus Financial Groupin June 2005. Shonk, 32, wanted the newly minted MBA's resourcefulness and adaptability on the $3.3 million financial services company's 15-person team-and didn't worry about Bentz leaving to start his own company.

"Some people don't want to hire entrepreneurial-minded employees," Shonk acknowledges. "But when you have people who can not only recognize a potential opportunity or threat but also have the latitude to act responsibly and capitalize--that's where entrepreneurship pays dividends."

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