Job Security, What is that, is that one of those old Industrial Age concepts?

Change happens, it is inevitable, no matter who is President or who is in Congress, change always has and always will happen.

The Information Age has been showing signs of it’s arrival for decades, we can all plainly see that now that we can look back.

The current economic downturn we are in ( one that’s right we are not in a downturn, that ended a year and a half ago ), I believe has put an end to the Industrial Age, it is safe to say we are now in the Information Age. ( Is anyone surprised)

The days of going to school getting good grades, getting a good job, work there for 40 some years( with job security ), and then stop working and your company and/or the government will fully support you till you die are all but extinct.

I believe, working for yourself is the best way to prosper in this new environment, I know not every one has a quarter million or more in the bank to buy a franchise, if that is you then a good network marketing company may be the best option for you to take control of your families financial future, yes I said network marketing, their are many prominent businessmen who support network marketing, as I have stated in previous posts . So what is a good network marketing company? Well there are thousands of network marketing companies and many are very good, I have not compiled a list to sell you or anything like that, but I would suggest looking for a company that has been around at least 5 years, financial solid, publicly traded would be a plus, and has a product or service that most people can see a need in having.

Training and support (cause this is all new to you and you have a lot to learn) is very important, that being said while many network marketing companies that have been around for years have adapted to the information age, there are still many more who have not.

If you come across a company that wants you to make a list of all your friends, and says “tell them you just want their opinion of a new business you are looking at”, “we are not going to sell them but they will probably want to buy” be aware these are lines as old as the hills, (see previous MLM post) probably your best choice is to walk away in this case. Unless you are extremely confident in your marketing ability and believe you can and are not afraid to reinvent the wheel (marketing wheel for this company) without receiving any useful marketing support from your “sponsor. Many of the established network marketing companies were established in the Industrial age are still using industrial age methods and because “they are proven to work” they will expect you to “be coach able and follow along” well Henry Ford made a Model A that my Grandpa would say was “proven to work” but I road to a meeting the other day with a guy with a new Mustang convertible and although I didn’t ask I am confident ( especially in the AZ summer) that he is glad Henry Ford decided to improve on the Model A and didn’t just stop with it because it was “proven”.

But I have confidence in your ability and find a company with a in demand product or service, think about it if this company has people that are successful using technics from the Henry Ford generation, just think of the possibilities if you were able to use marketing methods of the current century.

Network marketing is basically a social marketing model from 55 + years ago, Imagine using social media of this century, instead of house parties, hotel meetings etc. It would be a challenge because you would have to create your own marketing plan ( with a greater risk of failure ) but if you can pull off it, the rewards, could also be mind blowing.

That’s my thoughts for today.


Author: Rick Chapin

Having spent most of my adult life engaged in sales and marketing as well as a decade of preparing income tax returns for small businesses, individuals and real estate investors. Running your own business is not easy, you must utilize all the tools available to aid in your business development, I believe your personal development is equally important. I have for many years had knowledge and interest in small and medium sized businesses as it relates to allowable deductions, tax deferred exchanges and other tax treatments, I have also, for many years invested in books, tapes/cds for inspiration and motivation, so it seemed a natural fit for me to become involved in aiding in people in business development as well as their personal development.

2 thoughts on “Job Security, What is that, is that one of those old Industrial Age concepts?”

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