You can tell you’re getting busier at work. Orders are coming in fast and furious, plus you’re worried about the 2013 tax cliff that everyone is talking about. You want to add staff, but in what way would they actually help? Maybe you don’t need someone full time. How do you know if you do? Perhaps you feel your business needs a boost – you know, some new ideas or different energy. What are your hiring options? I have a suggestion for you: hire an intern.
Jean M. Willard, CPA, is a principal in the Middleton offices of Reilly, Penner & Benton, LLP. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, she has worked in public accounting with a focus on helping small business and individual clients.