Every day, rising companies stumble because management hired available people, not the right people. Then after making one too many of these mistakes, especially in key positions, the once-promising business that had the world to offer to its consumers is no longer. Because they didn't learn: Hiring. Is. King.In Hire Smart from the Start, author and entrepreneur Dave Carvajal distills lessons learned from 20 years of both successful and poor hiring decisions as he built and staffed two enormously successful Internet startups and helped firms like Tumblr, Buddy Media, and Shutterstock land the talent they needed to reach their greatest potential.Whether you manage a restaurant, a tech firm, or an Internet startup, the proven formula in this book will help you in every aspect of hiring, training, and keeping the right employees in the right positions. Learn how to find candidates whose values and working style fit your business. Discover the 5 types of applicants you should never, ever hire. Find out how to motivate otherwise-happily-employed-elsewhere applicants to take a chance on your vision. If you hire smart from the start, you will accelerate your business's success and it will flourish beyond what you thought possible!