Keep Swinging: An Entrepreneur's Story of Overcoming Adversity & Achieving Small Business Success

Keep Swinging: An Entrepreneur's Story of Overcoming Adversity & Achieving Small Business Success


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Starting a business is easy. Growing a successful business: not so much. The statistics are grim: less than 20% of the businesses started each year survive their 5th anniversary. Jay Myers, founder of Interactive Solutions, Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee is one such survivor. Jay has built a company that, by tapping into the demand for high-tech video conferencing and communication equipment, continues to grow even beyond the 10 year anniversary. Finding the way, however, wasn't easy. Facing cash flow problems, a partnership divorce and even an embezzling employee, there were many days that Jay thought he was going to end up just another statistic. Actually, he did: Interactive Solutions, Inc. is part of an elite club that has made the INC 500- INC magazine's list of America's fastest growing private companies-twice Jay shares his lessons on how he did it in "Keep Swinging" a story of overcoming adversity and achieving small business success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600372575
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 157
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Jay Myers resides in Ohio with his wife and six children. By day he is a UI designer and Flash developer. He enjoys storytelling and illustrating the stories with and for his children by night. His stories focus on the wild, the myth, and the mystery of life.

Table of Contents

The Courtroom: (The day my business almost died)     1
Getting Fired: (The motivation to start a business)     19
Startup Problems: (The fight for survival)     33
Breaking Away: (Most businesses begin as partnerships and, like most marriages, most end in divorce)     45
Secret Weapons: (Who to turn to when you need advice)     57
The Comeback: (Overcoming the day my business almost died)     71
Creative Recruiting & Retention: (How to recruit and keep your best people)     89
Back to School: (Getting more education can be an incredibly profitable experience)     115
Honesty, Integrity and Ethics: (There is a right way to run a business)     125
Giving Back: (A business is not only about making money it is about giving back to the community)     133
Afterword: Keep Swinging     143
Acknowledgements     151
About the Authors     155
Index     1

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