Start-ups are very different creatures from established businesses, so you have your very own set of considerations to make. Introducing key HR policies and procedures (such as attendance, disciplinary and grievance), can feel like a huge headache for small businesses. Therefore, before you first recruit, you need to be sure that you are employing staff to generate value that your customers will pay for. This guide will help you make coherent decisions and align hiring processes with your firm’s resources, stage of development, culture and — most importantly — your very own entrepreneurial style. After all, you probably started your business because you wanted to do things on your own terms.