In a county in western Michigan, where the largest city is less than 39,000 and the rest is largely rural, jobs are going begging. If you were to quickly search job postings you’d find 276 openings for RN’s, 77 current openings for software engineers, and 50 project engineers are missing.
Imagine you’re a part of a meeting that, unfortunately like so many, is playing out across America. As you take your seat at the table in the board room of one of the largest retailers, the feeling of dread hangs like a heavy cloud. The silence is deafening. The challenge today is to decide how many stores you’re going to scuttle to remain financially afloat, at least for a little while longer.
You’ve found it…that perfect federal government contract that is up for bid. Your company’s expertise matches with the contract description; you have the right personnel with the right certifications; you can demonstrate competence and believe you have competitive pricing models which should put your company in the running. If you could secure this contract it would mean a big financial boon and a feather in your company’s cap.
Business success is about more than red and black. It is pretty easy to oversimplify success or failure in a business by reducing it to commonplace terms: black and red, assets and liabilities, boom and bust, profit and loss.