Finally, someone validates unconventional resumes! I don’t have a conventional resume myself, and I wouldn’t have done it any other way. I’ve been able to see many other industries and pull from all of them to cross-pollinate and generate original ideas.
Admit that you’re lucky and you will be. So to all those “realists” out there, you can be just as lucky as anybody.
This is not just an article about who’s taking the entrepreneurial plunge, it’s insight into the most important characteristics and behaviors of successful entrepreneurs.
Contrary to what some may think, outsourcing creates jobs in America.
Here’s how: Suppose you have a great idea for a website. You go to developers here in the State, but they tell you they charge $60-$120/hr to program websites. It will cost about $50,000 to make the site. You decide to get a quote from some programmers in India. They tell you it will cost $7,000 to make the same site. You go with the Indians.
In 6 months your site hit it big. You are now employing 30 people in your office, plus you created increased demand for Fedex and USPS, and they have added 200 jobs to their workforce. The site allowed for better product distribution of other American based products, from increased sales 12,000 jobs were added to companies and freelancers around America. The increased jobs means more people are spending money, which creates even more jobs.»This would not have been financially possible if you weren’t able to outsource the programming and site maintenance to India.
This is a common story for companies large and small. You generally only outsource so you can create more opportunity locally. Lower costs = greater profit. Greater profit = more to invest. More investment = more jobs. More jobs = more demand and so on.