TMBA466: The Dos and Don’ts of Hiring Apprentices

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It’s no secret that Dan and Ian love hearing from the listeners of this show.

This week, we received a question from Ben McAdam. Some of you might remember Ben from his earlier appearances on this podcast.

Ben reached out to us to ask about our recent decision to hire a new apprentice.

For those of you who are not aware, we brought someone new onto our team recently and we’d like to talk about it here today.

On this week’s episode, you’ll hear all about why we decided to find a new apprentice, and what that process was like.

We’ll also be sharing a comprehensive list of “Dos and Don’ts” when it comes to hiring your own apprentice, as well as some quick tips on how you can find the apprenticeship of your dreams.


Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • Why we chose to bring a new apprentice into our business. (3:09)
  • The biggest mistake that entrepreneurs are making with their apprentices. (10:05)
  • Why it’s important to hire someone without an ego. (17:02)
  • Tips for people who are seeking an apprenticeship opportunity. (22:59)
  • Why you shouldn’t let earning get in the way of learning. (26:03)

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