Lessons From a Soloist Who Reached the Inc. 500 List

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From http://www.inc.com 4217 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 7, 2008 12:07 am
How can a soloist surpass much larger companies and reach the prestigious Inc. 500 roster of fast-growing privately held firms? By staying nimble, creating a deep network of referrals, and using creative thinking to transfer risk and retain profits for his own firm.

Those nuggets of advice were among the gems shared during a recent chat with Jim Fairchild, the first soloist to reach the annual Inc. 500 list. Fairchild's one-person firm, Coggin & Fairchild Environmental Consultants, Inc., didn't just squeak in at the bottom of the list. With a whopping $3.4 million in revenue in 2006, the company landed a spot in the top quarter, at number 121.





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Written by jimfairchild
4201 days ago

I think that I would look for a location with very hungery millionaires and no competion to set up my hot dog stand.



Written by Jenny
4213 days ago

I think he pretty much admitted that charging through the nose is one of the keys to his success. So, step one, don't pick a hot dog stand.



Written by jnelson
4215 days ago

Of course, having a skill where you can charge through the nose helps too. A hot dog stand couldn't do this no matter how good the marketing, customer service or dogs were.



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