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Old 04-05-2004, 01:45 PM
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Question Small Business Advice?

Hello Ladies... I have a small business, and I am looking to expand by like 1 or 2 employees... I have a lot of responsibility with the business right now, and I really want to spend more time at home... Do any of you working mothers have any experience with hiring from online sites? I am looking to spend as little time as possible doing this, and it will be a professional position, administrative, etc... I also want to pay as little as possible for the postings... Any info would be appreciated... Thanks..
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I'm assuming because you said you want to be home more, this is not an online business, but rather a brick and mortar business? If so, and if you want to keep the cost of advertising down, I would suggest going to the local supermarkets, libraries, job centers, ANYWHERE that has a bulletin board, and hang up flyers.

You can also call employment agencies and find out what they can do for you, though I would imagine there will be a fee. However, the fee may not apply unless you actually hire someone from them.

You may also want to consider a temp agency. There are several benefits for you with a temp agency:

- you don't have to interview anyone

- if you aren't happy with who they send, simply call the agency and request a replacement

- for accounting purposes, this position is considered contract labor and there are no social security, medicare, federal, or state payroll taxes

- You pay a flat per hour fee to the agency

I have not had any experience with any of the online job sites, but I do know that Career Builder www.careerbuilder.com is a good source. Another one to check out would be www.womans-work.com

Good luck!
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Don't forget to check with your local State Employment Office. There is no charge to Employers to use this often overlooked service. I have found some great help through this service. Check with local colleges and technical schools too. Good Luck!
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You can also check out http://www.monster.com and http://www.hotjobs.com
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