I'm considering bringing employee #3 on to my wee enterprise. Part of her role would be biz dev, which would be my first time paying for non-billable work.
I want to be more than fair to her, but also I'm tiny; I don't think I can afford to just pay out a salary on the hope we get more work. I'm thinking about a monthly stipend (of a couple hundred dollars?) for her to spend or keep (she knows what's best) plus a percentage of any project she brings in (5%? 10%?). Or maybe this work is pure commission (plus expenses)? Maybe this evolves (hopefully quickly) to where I see I can pay a salary?
Do any other tiny agencies here have experience with this?