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Mardrea Press is the publications arm of Hill Management Group, LLC. Hill Management, a business advisory group with three brands; StrategyWerx, MentorWerx, and WerxMarketing. The ‘Werx Brands publish extensive content on entrepreneurship and business. 

How to Hire Handbook for Small Business Owners

How-to-Hire Handbook for Small Business OwnersOne of the most challenging aspects of any business is the hiring, training, and fostering of employees. The How-to-Hire-Handbook for Small Business Owners will walk you through the process, from planning through orientation.
This handbook is filled with useful tools, including:

  • Two simple worksheets for planning the types of employees you need and the skills they must possess
  • How to write a meaningful help-wanted advertisement
  • The ultimate job description format
  • How to manage the interview process
  • How to use a Pre-Employment Assessment
  • The 11 best questions to ask in an interview
  • Which questions to ask when making reference calls
  • How to decide how much money to offer
  • How to set up a training plan
  • What to do on your employee’s first day

The How-to-Hire Handbook for Small Business Owners will help you approach your next hiring process with more confidence and better preparation than ever before.

Presentations & White Papers

Many of Andrea Hill’s articles and whitepapers are available online for free or for a nominal fee. To view the current online library, please visit our MentorWerx website.


Andrea Hill is published monthly in a variety of industry and business journals and online. Access her article archive here.

The ‘Werx Blog

Andrea Hill has been blogging on business and entrepreneurship since 2006, and her blog is highly regarded as the go-to for business professionals. You can subscribe to the blog here, or visit and start reading today!

About Andrea Hill

Andrea has over 25 years professional experience as the CEO and president of start-up through mid-sized companies, and she has demonstrated serial success in leading companies through rapid and profitable growth. Her experience spans multiple industries as the CEO of Rio Grande Jewelry Supply, the president of international clothing manufacturer and direct marketer Fulcrum Direct/After the Stork, president of marketing services firm Anthill Marketing, and a founding senior executive of Playboy’s direct marketing catalog operations in music and video. She owns Hill Management Group, LLC, with the brands MentorWerx, StrategyWerx, SupportWerx, and JewelryWerx, and her latest book is the “How-to-Hire Handbook for Small Business Owners.”

Andrea’s particular expertise is in preparing companies for growth – whether they seek to improve cash-flow for organic growth, or acquire angel or institutional investors. She uses proprietary processes for strategic planning, branding & marketing strategy, operations improvement and management, human resources strategy, and financial reporting – all areas which must be perfected in order to improve the bottom line or approach serious investors. In 2007 Andrea formed HMC Group, providing strategy consulting, coaching, branding, and marketing services to small and mid-sized businesses.

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