Elaine Pofeldt is an independent journalist who specializes in writing about careers and entrepreneurship. As a senior editor at Fortune Small Business magazine, she was twice nominated for the National Magazine Award for her feature stories. Elaine is also the author of The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business.
"Running a million-dollar, one-person business is not a religion; it's a situation that you're in." - Elaine Pofeldt
An Unconventional Way to Scale
Elaine started blogging about entrepreneurs three years ago. Her book, The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, tells about how entrepreneurs generated a million dollars before they even started hiring employees.
"They [the entrepreneurs] were scaling, but they're not doing it in the same way as we were taught scaling is done." - Elaine Pofeldt
How the Book Came About
The inspiration came from a census statistics about non-employer businesses. They are typically small businesses that have no employees besides their respective owners.
More and more people became interested in the stories of the entrepreneurs. How were they able to amass that $1M revenue? So, Elaine sought to find out and share their stories.
Entrepreneurs Unbound by Convention
One thing that set these extraordinary entrepreneurs apart was their ability to think beyond themselves. As Elaine put it, they're scalable thinkers.
"[The entrepreneurs] don't limit themselves to a vision of their business based on what everybody else is doing." - Elaine Pofeldt
They think beyond their capabilities. They think about how to get the life they want using specific methods and without having to deal with the typical challenges.
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