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How To Plan For Hiring Before You're Ready With Jade Buford
Episode 1129th March 2023 • Side Checks • Amy Schmidt
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The steps you take for hiring aren’t just when you’re ready. In fact, there’s action items every entrepreneur needs to cross off before they even begin to think of hiring. In this episode, I’m chatting with Jade Buford of J. Alexandria Creative, all about how to proactively prepare your business for hiring. 

Jade is the Creative Director and CEO of J. Alexandria Creative a brand and web design agency dedicated to serving small business owners by creating beautifully strategic brands and websites. After graduating with her BFA in Advertising from the Savannah College of Art and Design, working at a full service ad agency and as a designer in an in-house corporate marketing department, Jade, wanted to bring the same level of quality, strategy and design to the small business owner. J. Alexandria Creative started as a solo side hustle and turned into a full time agency with a team of 5 contractors dedicated to loving and serving small businesses through design!

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In this episode Jade walks us through her days of side hustling and turning her business full-time. She’s taken the tool of hiring and developed her business from solo-preneur to agency. And she’s here to share all her wisdom on it! 

  • Normalizing hiring for all business sizes and proactively preparing for this phase
  • How Jade developed her business from solopreneur to agency, hiring a team of contractors to grow her business further
  • The importance of creating company culture
  • A smart way of utilizing contractors (and staying in the green) for projects
  • Why creating a detailed plan for hiring before you’re ready to hire, is a successful strategy
  • How creating systems and preparing your business for hiring can decrease learning curves with new hires

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