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Q & A: Robert Hatta, Vice President of Entrepreneurial Talent, JumpStart

Monday, June 14, 2010

Excerpt of story provided by Crain's Cleveland Business

According to the June 2010 Small Business Economic Trends report from the National Federation of Independent Business, small businesses are starting to show some signs of optimism...

...For those who are looking to hire, finding the right person can be a daunting and overwhelming experience.

Robert Hatta, vice president of entrepreneurial talent for JumpStart, a nonprofit that invests in early stage companies in Northeast Ohio, recently took the time to answer questions regarding hiring strategies...

...Q: How important is it to the success of a company to bring on the right employees with the right talent?

A: An idea without execution is just a dream. So, along with money and a great idea, the right entrepreneurial talent is critically important. Moreover, the demands of rapidly transforming an idea into a sustainable, growing, profitable business that creates wealth for its founders, employees and investors requires a specific skill set. Getting the right talent is the difference between failure and success...

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