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how do you know when it’s time to hire?

Oh Joy Answers

Oh Joy Answers

It's been a while since I've posted a business video for you small business dreamers out there. With the start of the new year and thoughts of growth and change and dreams being fulfilled, I wanted to address a question I am often asked by other small business owners…how do you know when to hire employees and how do you find the right people? This video is a little longer than my usual ones because I am answering two related questions, but a great topic for discussion for those of you with small businesses out there, so grab your coffee and let's chat…


  1. Joy, great video and tips. I like the concept of giving potential candidates a small project to do. It helps you see their ideas and line of thought. Can you tell us a little bit more about how you decide to pay the people you hire. Do you initially start-off with unpaid positions? Or when you got serious about hiring all positions were paid. How did you decide what was the right rate/salary? A lot of time there is good talent but small business are unable to afford it. How did you strike that balance?

  2. i think these are really great questions and would love to know the answers as well! 🙂
    thanks for such a helpful video, joy!!!

  3. Hey Shruti,
    All positions at Oh Joy are paid. In my early days when I had student interns, they did internships with me in exchange for school credit, but anyone who is out of school is paid.
    As for salaries, it ranges and is dependent on the job and experience.

  4. Wonderful advice. I love the trial period idea – that is a good way to see if both like the work partnership. One day I hope that my business will need a few employees. It will be nice to have like minds to bounce ideas off of and create bigger and better ones too. Thanks Joy for sharing.


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