Are you looking to expand your business and grow your team? Do you need to recruit your first employee and not sure where to start?

This should be an exciting time for any business owner but for many it can be extremely daunting. So where do you begin in your quest to find the perfect first employee?

A starting point would be to think about what your ideal employee would be like. What skills and experience should they have? What type of working style should they demonstrate? What hours will you need them to work? Can they work remotely?

Once you have figured out the desired skill set, work out what your business can afford to pay. Look at your cash flow and forecasts to determine a suitable wage that works for both of you. Be realistic with your calculations.