Ascent Solutions hired salespeople fresh out of college, knowing full well that they'd leave within a couple ofyears. But CEO Tim Meade never expected to lose nearly his entire sales force over a couple of weeks--until itactually happened. When three of his four salespeople gave notice at the same time, Meade and his partner wereforced to cover the phones. They now have a sales trainer and a full-time "people's advocate" to stem turnover.