Bringing someone new on board in your budding startup is a big deal. With your first hire, you become an employer, rather than just an entrepreneur. And with that comes a new degree of responsibility and risk. That’s why you need to be really careful about your first hires – a great team is, after all, the heart of every startup. Here are five practical hiring tips for startup owners who plan to employ new team members and aren’t sure how to make their first hires a success.