ShawnHessinger commented on the following stories on BizSugar
Wow. This, of course, will be a big problem as more and more especially small businesses move in the direction of subcontracting and outsourcing. It's also another example of the friction between government regulation and the fluid economy. My suspicion is that a growing number of former employees will NEVER re-enter the workforce in the traditional sense choosing out of desire or necessity to pursue a subcontracting or entrepreneurial path instead."
It's often amazing to me even in the current economic climate how many people seem to think marginal is good enough. In business as in life, this is a disastrous outlook, especially at a time when even those striving to be extraordinary are meeting pitfalls and challenges. "
Let me know how it goes. This is definitely something we want to do to spread the word on our brand, who we are and what we do as well. I think the potential for ebooks, both those for sale and those available for free is pretty amazing. The ability to share and spread your thoughts so easily is very appealing...and revolutionary."
Not just good advice for sales training but, I think, for just about everything in life. Attempting to focus on everything at once is pointless...and counterproductive. Focus on a key goal, achieve it, then move on. Anything else will destroy morale and create little or no improvement. "
Amen! Jeff Cornwall, the source of the quote in the article, is a great champion of bootstrapping. Stories of entrepreneurs who grew their enterprises on revenue alone abound including Greg Gianforte of RightNow Technologies who started cold calling IT professionals about his new software before it had even been created. Don't worry about meeting a profit margin in a business plan just focus on enough cash flow to keep the lights on and you can build from there."