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I’m an intuitive business coach, podcast host, and owner of Girlboss Designer – a branding + web design agency serving women entrepreneurs.




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Hiring Contractors vs. Employees with Kira La Forgia from Paradigm Consulting

Get ready to laugh and be educated on some seemingly confusing topics with today’s guest, Kira La Forgia. Kira and I met in the Aligned Business Mastermind this year, and I hired her a few months back to help me make the transition from solopreneur with contractors supporting me, to official CEO running a payroll. After a few mastermind calls it was clear I needed to make the move into having employees (myself being one as well!) and after wasting time googling around getting no where, I was happy to get Kira’s help to make the process SO much easier and streamlined.

Paradigm Consulting, owned by Kira La Forgia,  is the go-to People Operations resource for six-figure+ online business owners ready to protect, streamline, and scale their businesses. With a decade of experience in People Operations in the corporate world, she is no stranger to the sensitive issues involved in the human side of running a business.

There’s a lot to learn from hiring, onboarding, training, and managing the performance of over 500 employees for a multimillion dollar business. The good news is, she learned it all so you don’t have to.  Building a team means creating your dream job while building your career.

I went through Kira’s Set to Scale intensive service, and she also has an awesome membership if you know you are ready to protect and scale your business with so much HR support, resources and hiring templates.

We go with the flow topic wise in this episode, some of the main points we discuss are:

  • What is actually the difference between having contractors and employees
  • Which option is the best fit for you – and how do you know when you’re ready to switch
  • What policies do you need in place for protecting your business
  • + so much more!

Kira cracks me up so much, as you will hear in this episode we laugh and joke a lot! This is what I love about her though- she takes something like Human Resources and hiring that be confusing and sometimes kind of a snooze fest – and makes it a fun and approachable process.

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