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Unemployment Strategy Starts With Your First Client

Creative survival tactics are helpful while you look for your next job or opportunity. Your best FIRST CLIENT might be your former employer!

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A Creative Strategy by Carolyn Allen

I was reading about an HR seminar intended to help "companies ensure business impact by integrating talent management across the organization and into the learning processes." That's a mouthful.

The following list of subtopics for the training caught my eye.

  • How to avoid having short-term cuts result in long-term cost increases.
  • When is the right time to consider an outsourcing strategy?
  • What criteria should be used to evaluate potential outsourcing partners during an economic downturn?
  • How companies have turned short-term cuts into long-term gains.

Laying people off is painful for everyone...and sometimes the employees who are laid off miss some opportunities to help their former employer ... and themselves. Hear me out...this is creative thinking, but ...

Business Startup Ideas

Some of the best small business opportunities come from developing your former employer into your "first customer". Why? Because you have inside information on what the company needs, who buys, how much they pay, and which little niche service they need a better solution for! You have an inside track on filling their need for outsourcing to get through these tough times with contract services and innovative strategies. And maybe even a new product.

So, if you're about to get laid off, or were laid off. Think about your former employer in a new way. What do THEY need in this tumultuous time?

What can they outsource?

How can you help them turn this downturn into a long term gain...and rehire you or your friends?

Start Your Own Business...a Survival Solution

Have you always wanted to start your own business? Now might be a good time to stick your toes in the when your former employer also needs a helping hand...and solutions for the services you used to provide as an employee.

Can you turn one of your employer's services into a "GREEN" option and help them move into the green economy?

See Mia Moore's article on starting your own business and you'll get five tips on how to start in a practical way.

Think Green Business...Leap like Kermit!

Not every business is intended to be huge. And not every business lasts forever...really? But finding contract work during your unemployment could be the start of something promising...and something you can continue to develop, even if you get that next great job you're looking for.

And you'll learn a lot about business that you can take to your next job. And you'll meet a lot of helpful people. And you could make some money if you work smart and start where you are...with your best kept secret for a first client!

Edited by Carolyn Allen, owner/editor of California Green Solutions
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