wheel - 12:06 pm on Jun 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
Interesting conversation, and like regular backups, something that should be addressed once in a while.
I was a one person operation (well, 2, with my spouse). Things were going very well and I wanted to smooth out the operation, make it saleable, etc. So we opened some space downtown and brought on some staff. I moved from sales to building the business and management/training.
Two years later, the sales were less than what I did from home (can't find people who can sell the product near what I do). So less gross revenue and add in the overhead of staff and an office, and this was not the best idea I ever had.
So I closed the office and went back home a couple of months ago, and started sales again. Immediate return to doing well.
Now I'm working with a remote person, strictly commission, to handle my overflow. I'm a much, much happier person. And it's not just the money, I much prefer working from home and being in direct charge of my income and time.