March 07, 2019

00:42:11

Hiring (or not?)

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Brian Casel Jordan Gal
Hiring (or not?)
Bootstrapped Web
Hiring (or not?)

Mar 07 2019 | 00:42:11

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Show Notes

We cover a subject that affects all bootstrappers today. Should you hire or not? This topic comes up because we both are looking to hire some new team members. Jordan has seven job openings and Brian is looking for a new writer for Audience Ops. We discuss how we go about hiring for these positions and why it isn’t always a smooth process.

Brian also has some updates on ProcessKit and Productize. For the whole month of March, Productize will be open to new customers. Brian shares what he learned from last year’s open sessions and why he is doing it differently this year.

[tweetthis]I see nothing wrong with doing all the things to get it to a point to where it has customers... then I say, alright where are the pain points. - Brian[/tweetthis]

Here are today’s conversation points:

  • Personal updates and upcoming plans.
  • Brian is getting back into ProcessKit.
  • Productize will be open all March!
  • Brian’s process for finding a new writer for Audience Ops.
  • Jordan’s hiring needs and why it is complicated.
  • Jordan’s approach to hiring new team members.
  • Why some people interview well but are hard to work with.
  • The levers of business and how to use them in the hiring process.
  • The benefits of being a solo founder.
  • Hire to achieve goals, not vanity.
  • Investing time vs. investing money
  • Coping with distractions and getting back on track.
  • The 4 lessons Jordan learned from a potential acquisition.
[tweetthis]There is a lot of social capital that is built up over time and it [acquisition] would have cost a lot of social capital in order to get my way. So, yes it's my decision, but that's not free. -Jordan[/tweetthis]

Resources Mentioned Today:

Audience Ops

Carthook

Productize

ProcessKit

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