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What to look for in first company hire

Dec 19, 2016 - Chicago Tribune

Q: What is one tip you'd give another founder who is preparing to hire his or her first employee?

"The single most important thing to look for in hiring a first employee -- or any early employee -- is that they love your product and buy into your mission. Any differences in intelligence, experience and communication skills will always be overcome by passion."

-- Joshua Dorkin, BiggerPockets

"We each have strengths and weaknesses. Hire your first employee to balance out the thin...