Employing people to work in your company can be a minefield. What sort of skills do you need? Do you need someone full-time or part-time? How can you be sure they'll work well with you and with other colleagues? And how can you motivate them to ensure they add value to your business? Business link has a whole section devoted to providing information, guidance and best practice on employing people, and since people can be both your biggest asset and also your biggest headache, it's probably worth doing your home work first.