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40: Making the Right Hire with Karen Weeks

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By the time you reach the six-figure mark in your business, you’ll probably realize that in order to grow your business to the next level and not burn yourself out, you need to hire a team member. Hiring can be overwhelming though! It’s a big investment for your business and you want to make sure you get it right. In this episode, Sarah talks with HR leader Karen Weeks about everything that you need to consider in order to not only hire the right person but keep your business growing afterwards. Karen Weeks is an HR professional and transformational career coach who helps career-oriented humans get unstuck and find (and be successful) in careers that bring them joy, fulfillment and success.

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • 03:20 If you’re burnt out, it's time to consider hiring someone

  • 07:43 What led Karen to build a career in HR and why small business owners need HR support as they hire

  • 13:50 Ways to invest profit from your business

  • 18:43 Consider the seasonality of your business when hiring

  • 27:58 Hiring tips, tricks and things to avoid

  • 39:51 Contractors vs employees

  • 45:17 Hiring means harnessing your leadership skills

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I’m Sarah Young - a CPA, Virtual CFO, and the Owner of Young + Co! I have over a decade of experience in helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses and build wealth at the 6- and 7-figure levels, and I started the Profit + Prosper podcast to help you do the same. Profit + Prosper is a business finance podcast created to help entrepreneurs build their wealth in a way that’s fun and empowering. This is NOT a boring numbers podcast - I will share tactical tips to increase your profit so you can truly prosper in your business and in life. I hope you’ll subscribe so we can Profit + Prosper together!

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