We’re currently going through the hiring process to bring on additional development staff, as well as sales staff. I anticipate the first will be the easier of the two – as we’ve recieved an abundance of resumes. The sales staff, however – that will be tricky. I think the most difficult part will be trying to track down the right combination of sales skills and web-based technical experience. Although the technical experience isn’t a requirement, it would be a great asset, and would simplify the training process.
What’s complicating the matter is how picky we’re being with regards to finding a good fit. We’re trying to build a team that will not only perform, but also have fun doing it – and so we’re trying to be very selective in our hiring process.
When we first launched Lewis Media, I don’t think that either Jeff or myself anticipated the sense of responsibility we would feel for their employees and staff. It’s an interesting situation – not only are you responsible for your own livlihood, but also for your employees and their families. Talk about a quick lesson in managerial experience 😉