"Yes, we are hiring. We never stopped, the criteria just gets longer and longer. Arrangements with employees and consultants become more creative: Each role has something 'extra' added, each hire offers something unique to advance the business, and each one has to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances. Everyone is expected to wear multiple hats, hustle, and learn new skills.
"This recession has taught us that even if the news says the economic sky is falling, you just have to keep moving forward. 'Forward' may look really different six months and 12 months from now, but if you wait and see what happens with the economy, politics, and beyond, you'll always be waiting and miss opportunities.
"The best hiring decisions that I have made placed people, potential, and perspective over reactionary measures due to an economic forecast. Onward!"
Seven cancer survivors confronted life-threatening diseases and turned their experiences into successful small business ideas.