Why these business owners are hiring (well, most of them)

Fiscal cliff, be damned. Sure, they hate the uncertainty in Washington, but some of America's top entrepreneurs say now is a great time to hire new talent.

'Aggressively hiring'

Tom Szaky
  • The expert: Tom Szaky
  • The company: Founder, TerraCycle

"Yes, we are hiring. In fact, aggressively hiring, as our hiring is not dependent on the economy -- it's dependent on our business growth. To slow down or stop hiring, I'd need to see indicators that our revenue growth will slow down. These indicators don't come from macro economic effects, like a fiscal cliff, which is more political posturing than a real economic concern. They come from our clients and consumers.

"For example, even though Europe has gone through major economics challenges in 2012, our business there has more than doubled and we increased our staff size by almost 40%. Ironically, in Brazil, where the economy is on fire, our business there only had modest growth between 2011 and 2012, and as such, we've slowed down our hiring rate."

  @CNNMoney - Last updated December 17 2012 11:37 AM ET

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