Artie Thompson has worn a number of hats in his chosen careers
throughout the years, but the one that stuck and has brought him the
most success as an entrepreneur is his event planning business- Artie’s
Events. By establishing a reputation for exceptional service, Thompson
has built and cultivated a business that has even earned him the
patronage of the nation’s Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama.
Ironically, it was career switch that prompted Jackie Jones to launch
her own career transformation business, Jones Coaching, based in
Washington, D.C. There are many professional coaches out there, so Jones knew she had to offer something different. Here, she shares her story with TNJ.com.
Skilled people tend to get promoted to the corner offices or deluxe cubicles of management—yet management requires a special set of skills that are often different from the skills that earned the promotion in the first place.
Finding the sweet spot for success is not a predictable process but there are actions entrepreneurs can take to help boost the probability of being the next big thing, rather than the next big flop. One of the simplest steps is product testing.