If you decide that your company can support an employee, then go ahead with the process. Decide what you can pay and what you need. If you can simply contract with a freelancer then you may want to do that for awhile.
Researching the pay of similar jobs in the help wanted ads can give you a good idea of what to advertise. Sometimes you may be able to compensate for lower pay with better hours or benefits packages. Use the newspaper, employment agencies, and word of mouth to find a great new employee.
Find out more about hiring an employee – what to consider, how to choose – in the article, Starting a Computer Business – The Art of Hiring Employees (link above).
Blogged by Joshua Feinberg