How Long Does It Take To Build a Business?

How Long Does It Take To Build a Business?

2016 04 02 Building a Business 002About as long as a piece of string!

You might not be able to read this article (Herald Sun 2/4/2016), however, the question was about the viability of quitting a job, and consulting back to the industry.

The answer basically is “don’t quit your day job”.

Work on and build your dream job in conjunction with your employment, but do not stop your employment until your own business has built to a steady income of $x00,000 p.a.

Businesses are not created, they are built – with hard work, persistence, determination… and time.

How much time? Until you are satisfied that it is a viable, on-going business, and has reached, or is well on the way to reaching your required level of income. The question is how old will you be when you are at this stage? And more to the point, how old will you be at that point if you have not created the additional income?!

A business is a matter of building Relationships. Without it you are a day-to-day salesman with no job security. In the business of Relationship Marketing and Communication, there is ample assistance and training available, and with technology advancing at such a rate, you have every chance and opportunity to be right on top of the game.

So what is the advice?… Start now, so that you can look forward to running your own ship, with substantial recurring income, in the not-to-distant future.

The sooner that you reach this point, the sooner you can create your own time, and have your own control of your life.

If, of course you are already at home, or do not have regular employment, the answer is definitely Now.

In the article, the person had a specific project in mind. If such does not apply to you, there are many companies with affiliate marketing arrangements which you can tap into, with all the necessary help and assistance readily available.

There will be disappointments, obstacles, and problems…but there is never an end until you say so.

Most of the successful Marketers have run with several products and companies jointly and individually. I call my business, my eShop, which features a range of products and companies.

Diversification is the “job security” that we build into our business.

I trust that you will find this helpful, and that you will build your piece of security.

With my best wishes (I don’t often wish “best luck”; the better you work, the luckier you get)

Message me at any time.

David Massey








Rats in the Rafters?

Do You Smell a Rat? 

Until recently, I was working as an Independent Distributor for HomeCARE Direct Shopping* (HC).

In the two years that I was with them, I had my Territories (territories that I had fully serviced and developed) taken away from me and re-allocated to others, four times.

In the first and last instance (at least), the beneficiary of my plundered territories was the same Area Manager. Not by co-incidence I suggest!

Mid-course, after “discussion”, I was assigned to new Area Manager, who was going to “make sure that things were done correctly”. Given his obsession with Territories and protocol, I found it reasonable to assume that, inter-alia, he would ensure that there would be no more misappropriations. I was wrong on all counts.

On the last, recent occurrence, after more discussion and heavy objection, and claim for loss of income, I have been locked out of my On-line HC Web page, and have not heard a word from them since.

*They have not sent a Notice of Termination, nor have they claimed the money due to them for my last delivery of goods (they are always very quick to attend to these matters).

Do you smell a Rat?

The Rats do have a name and I am happy to name them. I have no doubt that they are protecting their jobs by hoping that I will go away and not bring this malpractice to the attention of Senior Management of HomeCARE and the Public…you.

It wont go away; I have records of all emails and discussions from day 1, which substantiate the facts, and have had many phone calls from my clients who endorse my assertions.

I worked hard at developing my business, and servicing my clients. It takes time to build and nurture a Clientele, and it requires a large Clientele to make the business viable.

With four area terminations and disruptions within two years, this is an impossible situation. It is sole destroying and financially devastating. HC does not suffer, because I have built a recurring business in each area for them.

I expected to be doing this for at least the next five years; I believe that  substantial compensation (and penalties) are due.

I will not be recommending this company to anyone!