LifeinAsia - 10:39 pm on Mar 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
If so, how do you handle it?
I'm usually open to hearing different ideas from people. Sometimes business owners get so focused on their company that they have blinders on and can't see the problems that are obvious to everyone else.
That being said, I also know my business and know what has worked and what hasn't worked in the past, as well as the combined anecdotal evidence from all the good people here at Webmaster World. :)
But I also know that what worked before may not continue to work in the future and what didn't work before may work in the future under different circumstances or implementations.
Getting back to the question... If I have the time, I'll usually listen to what they have to say. But as soon as it starts to look like a time waster, I quickly point out reasons why it won't work. If they persist, I'll bring in some WW anecdotal evidence. Or make some up. :)
If it's actually a decent idea but doesn't fit in my business model, I'll say so and suggest they try to develop it on their own.
The CSR's dad would pay us to have him work a few hours each week for us. Something about him going to school and now not having a job and also having ADD.
Way too many red flags in that situation...