HR for Entrepreneurs: Strategies to Structure a 7-Figure Team with Barbara Mason7-Figure Educator

HR for Entrepreneurs: Strategies to Structure a 7-Figure Team with Barbara Mason

Today, I sit down with Barbara Mason, CEO of Career Pathways and HR consultant to discuss the importance of HR in growing a seven-figure business. Join us as we cover topics such as the role of an HR consultant, the employee recruitment process, creating employee handbooks, conducting performance reviews, and common mistakes entrepreneurs make in HR structures.

Barbara emphasizes the significance of having an HR consultant on board from the early stages of business growth and provides valuable insights on how to effectively structure HR processes to support a growing team. She also highlights the importance of strategic HR planning and the role of HR in creating a positive company culture.

Learn more as we tackle the significance of clear communication, feedback, and employee engagement in building a successful team. Tune in this episode and grow your 7-figure business by hiring the right HR team!


  • Develop an employee handbook template for clients to use
  • The importance of strategic job formation in HR processes
  • Role of an HR consultant in supporting entrepreneurs in hiring and managing employees
  • HR perspective: Differentiating between contractors and employees
  • Considerations for transitioning from contractors to full-time employees
  • The significance of employee handbooks in setting company policies and culture
  • Structuring employee reviews to align with company goals and values
  • Common mistakes entrepreneurs make in HR
  • On knowing when to reach out to an HR consultant for guidance in building a strong team


"As soon as you get ready to hire, as soon as you get ready to think that you're going to have a team, as soon as you think I'm not going to be a solopreneur anymore, that's when you should call me." — Barbara Mason

"One of the things with when it comes to employee reviews, you want to think about it before it's time to happen."" — Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas


Barbara Mason

Website |

IG | @barbara__mason

LinkedIn | @barbaralmason

[OTHER PASSION] YouTube | A Gardener's Journey Homestead


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Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas

IG | @e_jordanthomas

LinkedIn | @erica-jordan-thomas-ed-l-d-86314764

Facebook | @EJTConsultingLLC

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