Hiring Tips

Who Should You Hire as Your First Employee?

Before you make your first official hire, here's what you need to know.
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You’re an entrepreneur. You just started a business, and you’re asking the question everybody struggles with: “Who do I hire as my first employee?”

Should you target somebody in sales, marketing, operations, accounting, finance, product development, legal? Answering that question when hiring your first employee is easy, and in this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Patrick Bet-David explains the simple choice. 

But before that, he asks you to keep one thing in mind . . .

Click play to hear his answer and learn the one thing you need to understand before making your first hire.

Watch more YouTube videos from Bet-David on his channel and check out his new book Drop Out And Get Schooled.

Related: How to Support Your Entrepreneurial Kids

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