Recently, I was trying to take care of some logistical items for a client that was very import for one of the businesses I consult for. There was a lot going on that day and I was being pulled in multiple directions. I was told the HR person had what I needed.¬¨‚Ä† Turned out she didn’t. No problem in and of it self. She did, however, know who to get in touch with to take care of what I needed done.¬¨‚Ä† I asked her if should could arrange for it to be taken care of since I was dealing with some other issues for our client.
Many start ups fail for one reason: they don’t solve a problem. If you have an idea and it doesn’t solve a problem, it probably will not go anywhere for long. Perhaps you might get a run of good fortune as a fad or experience a quick hit in the market place because of novelty, but if you want a serious business you need to solve a problem.