Melissa Hyatt Hirsch struggled to hire a competent Web developer as she tried to get her business off the ground. StenoCentral, which provides Web-based networking and staffing for the court-reporting industry, eventually succeeded, but Hirsch says she should have asked for assistance sooner. Blogger Adriana Gardella asks readers if they think it takes a technologist to hire a Web developer, and if women-business owners are less likely to ask for help than their male counterparts. Most commenters answer no to both questions.

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