I first hired someone when I was 25. I also fired someone when I was 25. Having been through both processes, I can say it’s absolutely worth it to take your time and hire the right person than waste time hiring a person, training them, and then firing them. For those of you who have done it, it’s a lot of paperwork. If you’re in the process of hiring for your startup, here are five lessons I’ve learned in the past four years.