Joey froze. “Wait. Are you saying you would have helped me with marketing for free?”
“Well, yeah,” Kimberly answered. “That’s what friends do—they help each other. I couldn’t have put in a ton of hours, but I could talk it out with you, give you ideas, connect you with folks who might be able to help, put out a good word for you—that sort of thing.”
Joey smiled. “That’s really nice. Thank you. I wish I had known sooner.”
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Kimberly sighed. “Well, that sucks. And of all the things I thought you might say, dissolving the company was just about the opposite of what I expected.” She hesitated. “Would a 30% increase in efficiency have saved you?”
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“That’s it. It’s over.” Joey said, his voice shaking slightly although his face was set in an expressionless mask. “The company is dead.”
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“A group of friends get together and come up with a name, and poof they’re a company,” Phil said triumphantly. “There’s a little more to it than that, but that’s actually the hard part.”
“I don’t know if I could put together a team like that. I can’t think of anyone I’d really trust enough.”
“Ok, one, that’s sad. Two, do you need a team? I’m seriously asking—I don’t know exactly what you do. Can you do the whole thing yourself, if you were making a training video or something like that?”
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