Is Your Midsized Company Daring Your Best Employees to Quit, Become Entrepreneurs, and Do What You are Too Afraid to Do?

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These days, major corporations are holding onto large cash reserves because executives do not trust the government or the financial industry.  The underlying causes of this lingering recession haven’t been resolved, so you really can’t blame them.   But corporate sector resistance to buy, launch, and hire is clearly protracting the recession.  Midsized companies are directly impacted because they [you] have smaller reserves, often rely on corporate accounts to set the pace of their growth or stagnation, and are dependent on banks.

What will change the pattern and release the strangle hold on the economy?

The traditional answer is that we should look to small businesses.  Independent entrepreneurs will have creative ideas.  They’ll risk their mortgages and children’s tuitions. Small business is the” economic engine”, right?

My hope is that leaders of midsized companies will make their [your] move, step up, introduce new ideas, and convince corporate strategic partners to work with them.  That makes more sense, doesn’t it?

Why should we wait for bright ambitious people to resign from our midsized companies to become solo entrepreneurs and initiate change?  Why should we lose their expertise, ideas, energy?  Midsized companies have the needed infrastructure, reputation, and systems.  There is a base from which to drive change, innovate, and move forward. Why should change always have to start from scratch?  It’s so inefficient!

Look at your employees.  Who HAD ideas? Who may become impatient waiting for you? Who is probably be contacted by search firms even during this tight economy? Who could become an equity player and help propose big ideas to your corporate accounts? Who would prompt you to kick yourself when you learn that he/she has left your business to become an entrepreneur?

About Aldonna Ambler:
Known as The Growth Strategist®, Aldonna Ambler built and grew a suite of companies to help midsized B2B companies achieve accelerated growth with sustained profitability® A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Ambler has addressed over 2000 audiences and hosted a syndicated online talk show about growth strategies for 9 years. As a growth financing intermediary, Ambler raised over $1 Bil dollars for midsized companies. The winner of over 2 dozen prestigious national and statewide "entrepreneur of the year" awards, Ambler is available to speak about “profitable growth during any economy” and/or serve on the board of a growth-oriented privately-held company.

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