The Silent Partners

The Silent Partners Avatar Posted by bloggertone under SugarTone
From http://bloggertone.com 2826 days ago
Made Hot by: stillwagon428 on September 1, 2010 8:24 pm
Ok folks! here's a great new entry from Elaine Rogers: It’s a week of firsts, children across the world beginning their first day at school, someone nearstarting a businessby starting their new job, another starting a new business. Vote for this post & leave comments to win prizes in the HPSugertone blogging comp.





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Written by catherineconnors
2820 days ago

This is a beautiful post Elaine, you write "If you are starting a business, or in the process of expanding, think of the silent partners helping you quietly propel your business and your confidence to the next level" and it reminds me of all the other silent partners that we have, the partner at home that silently hopes and prays for our success, the parents that silently swells in pride as their child takes their first steps in the business world, the friends and family that silently support us and are ready to jump in and help at a moment’s notice and the silent part of ourselves that continues to learn, to hope, to dream and to accomplish. They are truly our greatest (and mostly silent) fan club.

Like the old proverb says "Silence is also speech".



Written by elainerogers
2819 days ago

Absolutely Catherine,

There does exist the debate, however, that secretly, oftentimes those closest to us actually subconsciously don't want us to be successful, as that would mean they are not, or 1000 other reasons.

But on the whole, we are definitely not alone, and support can too often come as a surprise for us, as we don't expect someone to advocate us so strongly or actively support our business.

I believe it's important for us to truly believe in what we do, so that others can also.

Thanks for stopping by and reading the post :)



Written by elainerogers
2825 days ago

Honestly? I feel the 'recession' has brought small businesses together! Something like a 'recession' will prevent some from starting a business anyway, but I know if it wasn't a recession, it would be something else.

I see first hand the different outlooks lately - whether from my clients, large and small, or my peers. Thankfully, Niall, we are also realising that we don't have to do business with absolutely everybody, especially as we discover our niche area or area of expertise.

Consider your own business, and how your focus has changed over the past 12 months. You have recognised the changes and your interest in all things Web 2.0 :)

And yes, we will attract more of the work we like, if we stop taking the work that we don't like! Unfortunately, some have to learn that the hard way, but all is fair in love and business, as they say :)

Thanks for reading, and sharing your thoughts!



Written by nialldevitt
2826 days ago

Elaine, Ive stopped trying to do business with people well that I should probably not be doing business with. It's taking me a while to realise this because before, the sale was the be all and end all. There are plenty of people that get me, the way I work & how we can help each other. I no longer worry about the rest :)



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