Staffing your online business is about to get hard, especially if you live in the Bay Area. Twitter is looking for a new office in SoMa, Zynga is likely going to go public soon and will use the money to hire developers, and Google has been on a hiring spree since April. Add to this a recent flurry of angel investment activity for early-stage start ups, and you get the perfect storm for a tech labor-shortage in San Francisco.

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If you’re an entrepreneur, try to lock in your talent for at least a year with aggressive compensation packages and perks. Stay ahead of the inevitable shopping around your employees will do. If you’re working with an outsourced development firm, negotiate to keep rates steady for at least a year.