Greetings, Corp CEO
Small corps with big dreams like ours have a big problem, It is nearly impossible to recruit the number of pilots necessary to back up your aspirations. This in turn lowers you appeal for recruitment which spirals into a vicious cycle that has left hundreds of small corps dead before they can hope to blossom. So many good CEOs promise great things to their few loyal members, and feel terrible when they fall into this trap and, through no fault of their own, let their friends down.
This problem is frustrating and hard to fix, and as an avid believer in the Caldari Way, which holds corporation loyalty as the highest level of honor, I am personally vexed by this plight our pilots are facing. I have searched long and hard for a solution, and found a promising, but difficult path that could lead to new heights. Now, this problem is too big for one solution, but every solution will have to begin with working together.
It is in my faith in your loyalty to your members in mind that I propose a temporary solution to this problem. With so many like-minded corps out there, all suffering from the same thing, merging might be the only way to escape the eventual fade into nothing. With just twice as many members, a small corp can sustain the activity levels necessary to back up their recruitment claims, and break past the ‘tiny corp barrier’.
Now I know this poses many problems; “where will the CEO’s go?” “How do I tell my corp members?” “Will this even work?”; but I believe that it is worth discussing. Just by considering it, you have begun fixing the problem, even if only a little. If we can put aside our differences, and make little sacrifices, we can build what we dream of and do what is best for our closest friends.
So, once you have taken the first step by considering it, start reaching out. Look for corps in your system. Make a deal, and reap the benefits for a long time. With your faith in the Caldari Way, we can create a better eve for our closest friends.
If you are interested, join the ‘Tiny Corp CEOs’ mailing list, and recommend it to friends. If you have a relevant idea, or a personal account of this method succeeding, please contact me.