How an Intern Can Benefit Your Small Business
Taylor McPartland is President & Co-founder of FilmBreak (filmbreak.com). In this video he discusses how an intern can benefit your small business.
- Handle the smaller, menial tasks
- Easily transition to a full-time employee
- Gain insight into the youth market
Small business can really benefit by interns for a couple or reasons. Interns in a small business are not just free labor they can really help out developing and building the business from the inside from the ground up. For a couple of reasons.
Number one is your company grows and you take on more and more important tasks you need to delegate smaller more menial tasks to other people. You’re going to be dealing with investors, bigger meetings and you’re not going to have time to be updating the website on a daily basis. Hand that off to someone else who can do that.
Secondly it becomes very easy as your company grows to take productive good quality interns and transition them into full time employees with in a very streamlined process with really no training required. They’re already part of the company. They already know how you work. How the company works. Just give them more responsibility and they’re ready to go. It really saves you a lot of time and money.
And finally if your market happens to skew younger more towards college age customers, having college interns can really help you reach those potential customers you know. Hear what they’re looking for. Meet them face to face and really bring in a much broader audience within that market than you might otherwise have had.