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The Complete Guide to Building and Growing a Talent Development Firm by Stephen L. Cohen

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ESTABLISHING YOUR GROWTH PLAN AND EXITING

It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.—Winston Churchill

Perhaps the most difficult aspect of building and running any business is anticipating the future. Certainly, you can assume that some events are likely to happen; although you may not know when. For example, the economy will ebb and flow; when and by how much is more difficult to predict. Knowing that you cannot necessarily foresee the future means that you should at least prepare for it, whether by being extra conservative or by devoting all your time, effort, and money to only one product system or market.

Disruption strikes every industry. At some point, the talent development industry will likely ...

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