If your company is ready to expand to the next stage, it is time to think of hiring the right team for your endeavor. Many take this first critical step in a thoughtless way, trying to hire for the obvious qualities, i..e. an engineer with a particular experience or a marketer with particular skills.
If you are trying to date someone, yes you want to find the person attractive but if all that you focus on is physical attractiveness, you will not screen for qualities that are at least as important, if not more, for a long term relationship. The same goes for your team.
Here are some things to consider:
1) What are their strengths? Are they resilient, loyal, compassionate? How will that affect and impact your team?
2) What are their weaknesses? How do they tend to react to stress? Can you and your team deal with those?
3) What is the work culture you are trying to create? When your values are not consciously expressed, you will go on automatic and won't hire the person that complements the culture. You will bring the new hires into your unconscious and unexamined habits, and you will end up replicating and expanding any problems.
The first thing to do when growing is to take time to reflect on what is important for your company to become in the next step in order to be successful. You want on the one hand the technical skills, but depending on your industry, do you want a culture that values loyalty, innovation, competition, or order? How will the strengths, background, attitudes, and beliefs of the new hires support your culture and keep you in the path of success?