Adding employees is often the only way a company can grow beyond the scope of its owner. Bringing together a team for your business can be challenging. Attracting and retaining good employees is key to business success. These resources can help:
- How to Know When It’s Time to Hire Your First Employee (Entrepreneur)
- 10 Steps to Hiring Your First Employee (SBA)
- Employer Identification Number (IRS)
- Employee or an independent contractor (IRS)
Find Resource Partners that provide guidance on issues related to hiring employees by searching the Resource Navigator.
Health Insurance for Employees
One of the most daunting components of adding employees is dealing with benefits and particularly the rising cost of health care coverage. Our partners at the West Virginia Navigator can offer experts who guide individuals through the enrollment process and answer questions so they can choose the plan that is best for them. This includes providing quotes, giving information about the different insurance carriers, and researching to see if the plans cover specific medical providers and medications. Many individuals will qualify for significant financial assistance. These plans are a great alternative for employees of small businesses who can’t offer group insurance.
Check out a free video on this topic done in partnership with WV SBDC on Alternatives to Group Health Insurance.