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What are you doing for others?

What are you doing for others?

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
~ Martin Luther King jr.

On this day of rememberence, I am reminded of one of the quotes made by MLK on his “March on Washington” speech. This quote is one of the foundations of “Pay It Forward”, which is the underlying reason that I started this website.

In today’s economic times, our country cannot rely upon big business of the past. Big business is global, and the decisions that businesses make for their success will be in the best interest of the business, which may not be in our country’s or community’s best interest. To ensure maximum profitability, a business may decide to move their production off-shore, or focus their R&D efforts on the needs of developing countries.  Employees may find themselves out of a job, or having to totally re-engineer themselves to meet the changing requirements of the company.  The attitude of many of us in the US is that we are not doing as well as we should be, and that our children will not have the same oppotunities that we had.  There is a feeling of helplessness for many of the unemployed or under-employed in this nation as we wait for the day that the economy turns around and our industries start hiring again.  For some, the idea of waiting for Superman to come save us is unrealistic, leading to the rise of the consultant and solo-entrepenuer as a small business.

The success of our families, towns and communities will be determined by the actions of small local businessses.  I was one of the cogs in the wheel of an international business, and I had to eventually make a decision about relocating to meet the cost-savings concerns of the business, or leaving the company so I could stay close to my family.  I am so very thankful that I made the decision to not relocate, but it meant having to find a new way to make a living. 

For anyone thinking of starting a small business, we always get advice from people regarding the 1 year and 5 year failure rates of small business start-ups.  When I was considering starting my small business, I analyzed the success and failures of similar businesses. I found that there appears to be a direct coorelation between the experience of the entrepenuer in sales and marketing, and the success of the business.  You may be the best Baker in the area, but if no one is aware of your cupcakes, it wil be tough to stay in business once the start-up funds run out. 

My back-ground is in Sales and Marketing with a strong business operations back-ground.  My skillset is helping small businesses develop their marketing plan, and train them on how to manage the sales process.  I received so much help from others when I was learning HTML, Joomla and WordPress, that I developed this site to provide advice and support for those small-businesses just starting out.  We’re all in this together, and only through our our combined efforts, will we be able to build our individual businesses and provide the type of future we imagine for our kids. 

Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger, A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people, Sharing all the world

You may say that I’m a dreamer, But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us, And the world will live as one

~”Imagine” by John Lennon

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