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Business Survival

5 ways to thrive in a bad economy


Recession or recovery? At every turn these days, like impatient children, we ask, “are we there yet?” Researchers and government officials  answer in ways that translate to “not yet, soon, have a little more patience…” Fine for them to say! They aren’t trying to hang onto my business, or any other business I’d guess. What we really need are things to do today. Right now!

So here are 5 things you can do now.

  1. Communicate with your customers. Dust off your old contact list. Remind old contacts that you are still here to serve them. Ask questions or favors, offer them deals, ask them to suggest new contacts that need your product or services.
  2. Meet more people. Polish up that 30-second self-introduction. Use it at Chamber mixers, civic organization meetings or City Council meetings. Use a form of it in your advertising. Design a flyer, business card, brochure around it and pass them out to neighboring businesses. Heck anyone who’ll take it.* [Read More]

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