I had enough money to hire one part–time person when I first started. I placed ads on national staffing sites, and since the economy was struggling and many people were looking for work, I received a large number of possible applicants. It didn’t take too long to find my first staff member. She had significant experience and ended up staying with Compass for many years. With a staff person comes the dreaded payroll. I had an undergraduate degree in accounting and knew I had no interest in preparing payroll every other week. After looking around, I decided to use a staffing firm. All I had to do was sign off on her hours every week, and the staffing company did the rest. In fact, they even paid her for holidays, etc. as part of the package. This was a great relief to me.