Sooner or later every entrepreneur moves from being a one-man-band to an employer. But very few of us have any recruiting or management experience.
What is the best way to make that move? How do I go about hiring my first employee?
In this episode of Radio Free Enterprise I have two guests joining me to talk about one topic: Attracting, Retaining and Developing Top Talent into your business. And, most especially, how to get started with that first hire.
My first guest is former Air Force helicopter pilot turned first-time entrepreneur Curtis Marshall, owner of DC dot Rentals, a small but rapidly growing residential property management firm based out of Alexandria, Virginia.
My second guest is a veteran entrepreneur. Brian Fielkow is president of JetCo Delivery in Houston, Texas and author of the book Driving To Perfection: Achieving Business Excellence by Creating a Vibrant Culture.
In this interview Curtis explains the challenges he is confronting as he faces the task of hiring his first employee and Brian shares his wisdom and experience in regards to building a successful team and culture.
Brian Fielkow began changing the corporate culture at Jetco Delivery immediately upon purchasing the Houston-based freight hauler in 2006.
In the ten years since he has grown the company six-fold.
In this episode of Radio Free Enterprise, Brian explains why Big C Culture is one of the most critical success factors for any company of any size, and gives example after example of companies that are living and dying based upon the values ingrained in their corporate culture.
If you think your company is too small or too big or too new or too old to benefit from or implement a change in culture, you are mistaken.
Spend thirty minutes listening to Brian and then get to work building a culture that reflects not only your goals and objectives but, more importantly, your beliefs and values.
After you’re gone the culture you have created will live on as your legacy.
We live in times of rapid change and those changes are having a profound impact on the American workplace.
My guest in this episode, Scott Crawford, is co-author of the upcoming book The Four Horseman of The Corporate Apocalypse, which examines four specific dynamics of change, the impact they are having and how business owners and managers can adapt and thrive.
In this discussion we talk about everything from the Founding Fathers to digital communication technology and everything in-between.