Finding and keeping a solid reliable staff is difficult in every industry, however it seems there is always a need for one or two more techs in the field service industries. Job loyalty isn’t anywhere near where it used to be so finding new talent and retaining current employees can be an uphill battle. As older techs are retiring there needs to be a refreshed workforce.
Hiring great people is absolutely key to running a great business and often, new business owners think that means hiring smart people. Lee Iacocca once said his secret to success was to "hire people brighter than me and then I get out of their way." It's great to hire smart, but my experience is that smart isn't the most important quality.