You've been wearing all the hats in your company. But you can't do everything - you need others to help you grow your business.
Can you afford to hire employees? What positions do you need to fill, and in what priority? What role will you play as the founder? Should your new hires be employees or independent contractors? What if you can't pay them market rates? Can you compensate them in other ways? Should you give them equity? Can you defer their salaries? Should you let people volunteer their time? How do you find the right people? What if you hire the wrong person?
Expert Panel including:
Debbie Goldberg, owner and co-founder of Fresh Brothers Pizza
Debbie Goldberg is the co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer of Fresh Brothers.
Her specialty is targeted, grass roots social media marketing focusing on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Yelp. Inc. Magazine named Fresh Brothers Facebook page one of “20 Awesome Facebook Fan Pages,” alongside national brands like Old Spice, Burts Bees, Red Mango, Stella & Dot and Clarisonic. Fresh Brothers was named “2012 Independent Pizzeria of the Year,” by Pizza Today.
Janine Davis of Fetch Recruiting
Janine Davis is the Co-Founder and President of Fetch Recruiting, Inc. She has been involved in Technology recruiting since the late 90s, handling both the front line with clients, as well as working with candidates as a recruiter. Prior to coming to The Dark Side of Recruiting, she was in technology herself, which gives her a leg up in terms of knowing what acronyms can go with other acronyms. Her client base primarily consists of startups and high growth technology companies, with extremely in demand talent requirements.
She started off her technical career at Andersen (now Accenture), spent 10 years with a large full service ad agency, leaving as their CIO/VP, Technology, and then headed up Application Development at DirecTV. She has her BS, Mathematics from UCSB.
Nancy Yaffe of Fox Rothschild
Nancy focuses her practice on labor and employment law counseling and litigation with an emphasis on problem prevention. Nancy defends all types of businesses against employee claims and lawsuits involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage-and-hour violations. Her clients include prominent southern California hotels, restaurants, retailers, as well as manufacturing, technology and service providing companies. Nancy serves as Co-chair for the firm’s Women’s Initiative. Prior to joining the firm, Nancy was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Folger Levin & Kahn LLP. Before attending law school, she worked in the entertainment and hospitality industries. Nancy is a dynamic and entertaining speaker who enjoys conducting management and employee training. She is also a frequent presenter on HR and employment law issues to various HR organizations.
Emily Yukich, Partner at Fox Rothschild
Emily is a steering committee member and sponsor of Women in LAVA (WinLAVA). Emily counsels small to mid-sized businesses in the consumer products, clean tech, solar power, manufacturing and professional services industries on a variety of complex transactional matters. She handles business formation, planning and restructuring and works with startups on strategy and early-stage funding as well as with existing companies on growth and acquisition financing. Emily also handles mergers, acquisitions and other general commercial transactions and provides advice on corporate governance matters. She serves as outside general counsel to a number of clients, advising on day-to-day legal matters and assisting with contract negotiation, leasing and brand protection. Additionally, Emily advises private equity and venture capital investors on due diligence, negotiation of investment documents and other matters.
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