When you are considering hiring be sure to address these conditions: Can you afford an employee? Will this employee create more sales, help you deliver your product or service or handle tasks that free you to do one of these two things? Would an extra employee allow you to give your customers more efficient service or quicker delivery, with the result that higher quality would lead to more customers? There’s a tension between how much the employee’s salary and benefits will drain your business’ budget and how much extra money the employee’s presence will bring in. Another item to think about is: Do you need someone full time, part time or will a verifiable contractor be most effective for your business?