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Image by Colin Behrens.

In Silicon Valley, startups are always competing for top talent, technical or otherwise. But just because the industry heavyweights already have most of them hired, doesn't mean the new guys can't have their share of their own "rockstars."

Rockstars, ninjas, wizards, and gurus... regardless of how you feel about using these titles to describe a star employee, you know exactly who these guys are. They’re the elusive hires that are A) expensive, and B) out of reach for most non-unicorn startups.

Or are they?

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"Silicon Valley's Reality: The party is over" – CNBC

"For Silicon Valley, the Hangover Begins" - Wall Street Journal

"Tech Funding Slowdown Hits Venture Capital Firms" - Bloomberg

You’ve seen the headlines and you read the news. You also probably looked at these headlines with skepticism, because you know how bad the hype can be.

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3 Practical Things You Can Do Today to Expand Your Hiring Pool
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Are you truly doing everything you can to get good people on board?

All entrepreneurs know there’s a point where they can't do everything themselves. Maybe you're way past this already, or maybe you're just on the cusp of hitting it. Companies either have too many leads/customers, or funding that must be directed at in-advance capability building. Both of these require manpower.

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91Jes8SHaving the "right team" in place is often cited as a critical success factor for founders who want to grow faster. But, successful founders know that the "right team" also changes as you grow.

Early stage start-ups have it easy in many ways. After patching together a minimum viable product with help from friends and freelancers, they can start offering that product to potential customers. If they’re focused, the co-founders are spending most of their time acquiring initial customers and figuring out what those customers actually want.

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