How to Hire the Best: The Entrepreneur’s Ultimate Guide

This is THE BOOK to change the way you attract, retain, and grow your team. My life's mission is to help business owners to avoid entrepreneurial burnout by building a business around the mantra “Work supports life, not the other way around.” To do this, you must have A-Players and the right systems in place. This book is your handbook to take your business to the next level, so you can Take Your Life Back!

How to Hire the Best: The Entrepreneur’s Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top Performing Team Members


Visual Concept: evidence board and solving a mystery—but make it look like a business space. The evidence board visually represents all the potential hires that an entrepreneur has to choose from. You could use colorful sticky notes with names or you could also do this with photos of people too (like black and white shots). But sticky notes would look cohesive and colorful, especially if you had more of a monochromatic background, like white. An actor playing the ‘entrepreneur’ could be looking at the sticky notes, trying to sort through the chaos of all the choices he has in front of him. He could rearrange the notes, moving them around, not really finding direction. We mostly see his back, so that the chaos of the evidence board is on display. Dr. Sabrina would come alongside him, slowly taking away all the options. By the end, the board is cleared of all the “chaos” and has only one sticky note left. It could have a name on it or not. Or it could say, something like “the right one” or some other keyword. Metaphor: Finding the right path clears the chaos of hiring confusion.

As an entrepreneur, you’ve started a business you love, but one of the biggest obstacles you’ll face is making the right hire. For most business owners, this process seems like a complete mystery.

Even when you’ve spent hours pouring over resumes and scouring job-hiring websites, it still doesn’t guarantee the results you want. Or even worse, you’ve already hired the wrong person. That kind of mistake is costly. 

If you’re drowning in the chaos of your to-do list, trading time for money, missed vacations, and desperately needing to find the right hire, then I have good news for you.

I’m Dr. Sabrina Starling, author of the How To Hire the Best series. I help business owners just like you solve the toughest hiring challenges interfering with your growth and profitability. One of the top questions I get asked is, “How do I hire the right person?”

I’ve seen entrepreneurs who make the mistake of hiring candidates who look great on paper but end up being nothing more than a warm body. This leads to plummeting morale and dissatisfied customers. Not hiring the right person is costing you thousands of dollars. 

Worst of all, you’re stuck at the same place you were before you hired. Back to square one. 

But what if the person you’re searching for is right in front of you? The one who will help propel your business to greater success? I have good news.

The solution you need isn’t top secret.

I’ve helped dozens of businesses solve the problem of finding their A-players. 

In my new book, How to Hire the Best: The Entrepreneur’s Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top Performing Team Members, you’ll discover the missing puzzle piece for hiring A-players who will transform your business and eliminate your hiring headaches.

No more hiring mistakes.

No more dead-end employees who don’t get things done when you’re not around.

No more fears about hiring the wrong people who make business harder.

How to Hire the Best teaches you how to attract, hire, and retain the top performers for entrepreneurs. By following this simple system, you’ll learn how to find dedicated employees who outperform all your wrong hires.

If you’re wondering if these strategies work, meet business owner, Jeff McManus:

How to Hire the Best is a game-changer. Dr. Sabrina Starling demystifies the challenges so many of us experience as we struggle to build champion teams. This book is full of real-world, practical solutions to your hiring challenges.”

This in-depth guide will set up your company for success through proven strategies, regardless of your size, location, or industry. How to Hire the Best helps you build a great team, while juggling multiple demands on your time as a business owner. 

(Testimonial: Nathan Fuller) “This book contains the tools that will help you be proactive instead of reactive when hiring. It will give you a long list of very specific actions you can take to hire the best people.”

Let me show you how to avoid costly mistakes while transforming your business into a place people want to work for.  

You’ll learn to build a team that will take your business to the next level, so you can spend more time pursuing the things that matter to you.

Let me help you solve the mystery surrounding the hiring process. Get a copy of How to Hire the Best and find out how you can attract and retain the right talent quickly, so you can get your life back. 

For tips on how to work through these problems and coach your team more effectively, please be sure to check out How To Hire the Best:The Entrepreneurs Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top Performing Team Members, released November 18, 2020.

About The Author

Dr. Sabrina Starling, The Business Psychologist and international best-selling author of the How to Hire the Best series and The 4 Week Vacation™, is the founder of Tap the Potential and host of the Profit by Design podcast. At Tap the Potential, we work to free business owners from the constant demands of a growing business.

We believe work supports life, not the other way around. Clients in our Better Business, Better Life coaching program have more time for what matters most and more money in their bank account than they’ve ever had. Next, we send them off on a 4 Week Vacation™ to celebrate their hard-earned journey to take their life back!

Dr. Sabrina and her team at Tap the Potential are on a mission to change the story of entrepreneurship from one of long hours, grinding it out, to one of sustainably profitable businesses that support and enhance life. The Tap the Potential Solution™ and our Tap the Potential Family of Business Owners are disrupting small business as usual. We are on our way to making the Tap the Potential Solution™ the mainstream model for growing business.

By 2023, 150 Tap the Potential clients will have taken 4 Week Vacations. These are the trailblazers, role modeling what’s possible for entrepreneurs. In many entrepreneurial circles, it is becoming more and more common for one entrepreneur to ask another, “Have you taken a 4 Week Vacation™?” (as opposed to asking “How many employees do you have?” or “What is your annual revenue?”). Taking a fully unplugged 4 Week Vacation is rapidly becoming the recognized symbol of entrepreneurial success.

Never one to accept the status quo or back down from a challenge, Dr. Sabrina’s How to Hire the Best series grew from her desire to solve the toughest hiring challenges interfering with her clients’ growth and profitability. What sprang from her experience working with entrepreneurs in rural areas catapulted her into becoming the world’s leading expert in attracting top talent in small businesses—no matter what hiring challenges those businesses are facing—and earned Tap the Potential’s reputation as the go-to resource for entrepreneurs committed to creating Great Places to Work with thriving coaching cultures and highly engaged team members working from strengths.

As The Business Psychologist, and with her years of driving profit in small businesses, Dr. Sabrina knows what it takes to find, keep, and motivate exceptional performance out of your biggest investment—team members.