A few years ago I looked around the corporate and consulting landscapes and I noticed that there was a talent gap in both places. There are many occasions when consulting firms look to their bench and don’t have the talent they need there to fulfill a client need right away and so sometimes they lose business to their competition. And on the corporate side, there are many occasions when a manager or director has more work than they can possibly do themselves and what they really need is not a consultant but a smart, flexible resource that can parachute in and get up to speed helping them very fast. Having been called in to fill both of these kinds of gaps from time to time alerted me to the existence of these two market needs, and so I started to create extendedbench.com.
There is definitely a need for an ‘extended bench‘ or a ‘talent stable‘. Unfortunately I don’t have time to build out this business and in an effort to simplify my life, I thought I would put the web site and the associated domains and collateral, pitch decks, etc. that I’ve started up for sale to someone who has a passion for realizing the idea – probably someone from a staffing or recruiting background.
The following domains are included in the sale:
And if you think the idea is terrible, sound off in the comments about why.
Braden Kelley is the author of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire from John Wiley & Sons. Braden is also the editor of Blogging Innovation and founder of Business Strategy Innovation, a consultancy focusing on innovation and marketing strategy.