5W/50 Series – Hiring Your First Employee, How to do it right the first time!
Expanding your business and hiring employees can be a daunting task for new and established partners. When you hire someone you take on added responsibility, yet you are also taking an important step in moving beyond being self-employed. Employees become your face to the community and can make or break your business.
This session will review how to move from being self-employed to an employer. Robert Lindley with ISI will share his experiences both positive and negative. In this session he will address the following questions: Why should I hire an employee? When is it time to hire an employee? What qualifications do I need in an employee? Where can I find an employee? Who should I hire?
Robert Lindley, President, Innovative Systems, Inc.
Robert is the president of Innovative Systems, Inc. (www.isi.cc) a consulting firm he founded in 1994 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He has been in the computer industry since 1978, started ISI as a one-man operation, and has grown to a staff of 8. Robert has been the technician, has evolved to manager, and now an entrepreneur. He is the President of the International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners – Arkansas Chapter. (www.iamcp.org), serves on the Microsoft TS2 advisory panel, a member of HTG Peer Group 5 (www.htgmembers.com), and serves on several IT advisory committees for local colleges.
ISI is a Microsoft GOLD Certified Partner and Small Business Specialist with competencies in advanced network infrastructure, network infrastructure, information worker, mobility, and security. ISI received the SBSC Award from Microsoft South Central Area for the first quarter of 2007. ISI provides computer network services to small and medium sized businesses in central Arkansas. ISI’s mission is: “We focus on your technology, so you can focus on your business.
John Endter, E Squared C
Nick Bock, Five Nines Tech Group