Thursday, December 07, 2006

The World belongs to Small companies

"Get Big Fast was the motto for startups, because big companies can go public and get more access to capital and use that capital to get even bigger.
Big accounting firms were the place to go to get audited if you were a big company, because a big accounting firm could be trusted.
Big law firms were the place to find the right lawyer, because big law firms were a one-stop shop.

And then small happened.

Big computers are silly. They use lots of power and are not nearly as efficient as properly networked Dell boxes (at least that’s the way it works at Yahoo and
Big boom boxes are replaced by tiny ipod shuffles. (Yeah, I know bigscreen tvs are the big thing. Can’t be right all the time).
Today, Craigslist (18 employees) is the fourth most visited site according to some measures.
Small means the founder makes a far greater percentage of the customer
Small means the founder is close to the decisions that matter and can make them, quickly.
Small is the new big because small gives you the flexibility to change the business model when your competition changes theirs.
Small means you can tell the truth on your blog.
Small means that you can answer email from your customers.
A small restaurant has an owner who greets you by name.
A small venture fund doesn’t have to fund big bad ideas in order to get capital…"

Seth Godin

The World belongs to small companies.
So THIS is the right time.
The right time to begin and be succesful.
Because the Internet made the world smaller and more accessible, not only.
The Internet, the computer, the cheap hardware have created the right environment for small companies.
It is the Revolution of our generation, the end of the dinosaurus and the dawn of a new world ruled by the "SMALL".
And if you still have doubts, if you think yes, but... there is a place where you can find an answer to your doubts.
It is free advice for small business owners, you can click and check.
You can find advice and news for entrepreneurs, small business owners.
The answers to most of your questions. The how and when and where.

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