To Grow or Not to Grow?


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Posted by M.R. Daniels on July 06, 2000 at 20:05:37:

We are at a point where we could go full blast with production work, hire a couple more assistants (we now have two full time and 5 part time) and really get big...along with the attached headaches, or we could direct our energy to one-of-a kind and custom work and get rid of a few employees. Right now the stress levels are pretty high! We do very well with wholesale, but seem to not be making enough money for all the scrambling we do to fill orders. If we hire more people, we have to make more stuff! It seems to be a circular exercise. On the other hand, we are not sure we can sell enough custom orders to stay alive. How do we assess the advantages/disadvantages of each direction?


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