Not that good of an idea to layoff key staff, because that's what you seem to be implying, since lower staff are waged around $40,000. How many would you like ?

Take a lesson from another inventor   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._L._Robertson , who never laid off a single employee in Milton Ontario, even during the depression, he just wharehoused stock that was excess to the market, then when the war came along and the government needed screws for ammunition boxes, he was the only company that could fill the order immediately, he also sold them the screw drivers that soldiers would need.