I noticed a stream of advice about finding employees that i disagree with. It will always be difficult to find great people to fill a job. No great person will fill a job where their responsibility is pinned down and limited, it is probably why you became an entrepreneur in the first place. Granted, I am a bit of a radical, but it will always be difficult to find great people who will do as their told, while also being forward looking and creative. My company, 77sigma is founded on the notion that great human beings want to be creative and have lateral movement across the company where they can learn and contribute. I would suggest finding great people, and show them your company and explain what the company needs and let them find a way to improve your company. By the time you are finished, great people will find you not the other way around.
Great advice James! Welcome to the Startup Nation Forum. I can see that you will have some great advice for everyone. I look forward to learning from you.