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In the last few months a lot has changed with business.  I am sure you’ve noticed it in your own business.  Nothing is quite the same as it was. For most of us, we haven’t ever experienced an economic downturn quite like this in our lifetimes.  If you continue to operate your business in the […]

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Business today is changing.  No doubt about it.  The current economic downturn is only a testament to how business is undergoing change.  As Jerry Butler sang in the 1960′s song, “Only the strong survive.” It use to be that simply being in business was enough to make a profit.  Now the competition is so great […]

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The real winner in the presidential election wasn’t Barack Obama. The big winner was Joe the Plumber.  Which proves that even in an economic downturn – or worse, the dreaded “r” word, recession, there is opportunity. Only a few short weeks ago, Joe Wurzelbacher of Ohio was, well, just your “average Joe”. The only people […]

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According to the Wall Street Journal on Friday, October 24th, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan admitted, in front of a congressional hearing, he made ‘a mistake’ in his hands-off regulatory philosophy and this may have worsened the current economic slump in the United States.  He further stated his “shocked disbelief” that financial institutions had […]

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In Washington, the official word is that it will “take time” for the recently passed financial bailout to show up and filter through the U.S. economy.  The problem is as a CEO, company president or business owner, we don’t have time to wait for the government to save us.  I understand why the government and […]

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Here’s the scenario: your company has been in business for many years and has been facing challenging times due to the continued downturn in the economy.  What can be done to improve business?   Someone in the organization pitches the idea to change what the company inherently is.  Suggests new markets, to remake and reimage the […]

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Wall Street.  Hurricanes.  Presidential election campaign.  Gas prices.  Corporate earnings and layoffs.  All current news headlines. As the famous actress, Bette Davis, said in the film, All About Eve, “Fasten your seat belts.  It’s going to be a bumpy night.”  You may feel this way about your business lately.  But don’t stop doing business.  Even […]

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At the Beijing Olympics on Sunday it all it came down to eight one-hundredths of a second for the gold medal in the men’s swimming 400 free relay event. Before the event, the French were bragging about how they were going to beat the Americans.  How stunned, defeated and demoralized they were when the Americans didn’t cooperate […]

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The headline of the front page of the USA Today on Wednesday, July 17, 2008, was this: “Signs of a growing crisis – ‘Relentless flow’ of bad economic news suggests there’s no easy way out.”   The headline continues by summing it up this way: “Dow – Blue-chip stocks down 21.2% in past year — Inflation […]

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