What are some of the mistakes that small business owners should avoid? Tips by Dave Dahl of Dave's Killer Bread - part of the Business Series by GeoBeats.
People that you hire can be your greatest asset and they can also bring you down. If you're running your business by yourself, that's great, but you have to learn, you have to be able to pick up people that you can trust at some point of your growing. If you already have a good idea and you have a good vision, your mission is solid, you feel good about what you're doing, your marketing is from the heart and you're producing good quality. Well how do you maintain that as you grow. If you have a good idea and a good opportunity, in order to maintain that you have to hire the right people, you have to make the right kind of associations. Don't make, you know, so be very careful about the people you hire. I can tell you though from that doesn't mean don't hire ex-cons, it doesn't mean don't hire people that had been in trouble. I've been in trouble and I've turned my life around and I have made some good things happen. Now we have 60 employees out of 200, round numbers, that are ex-cons and they can be some of your very best people because they want to make a difference, they want to show that they can do something. And given an opportunity they often rise up to it. So, you've got to be careful not to get people that are too that don't share your vision. When it comes to the big fish in your stream, you have to get aligned with the people that feel the same the way you do about things. That's important.