Being clear about the culture you are trying to have will help you recruit properly. Measuring your candidates against a set of values, behaviours or attitudes as well as technical abilities at the start can save you a lot of problems in the future. Plus, you can always teach skills, attitude is harder to change.
You will face many questions and challenges as you continue to grow, but these need to be addressed because the one thing that will happen as you grow is that the number of people will increase. Once you’ve worked out the need and whether you can afford to or not (sometimes the question is whether you can afford NOT to!) then you need to think about how you are going to recruit ‘the lucky person who is going to join you’.
It will also be your first opportunity to delegate control of specific functions, so you need to be clear on what you will be expecting of them and exactly which functions they’ll be responsible for, assuming that is, you are able to let go of these functions.
Getting your early recruitment choices right makes the growth journey a much easier one.