Unfortunately, I had to teach all day yesterday. Actually, I love to teach – the unfortunate part was the missed opportunity to attend and be a part of the Business Expo because of my teaching schedule. For those who are unaware, it took place in the Bryce Jordan Center yesterday afternoon. By my interpretation of the reflections of my staff who served in my stead, it was a resounding success – even in these dark times, economically. Lots of hungry people showed up in good spirits to make the most of our current situation and continue the fight to be profitable and productive. Good for them. My business is not recession proof but we have made good decisions over the years (yes, you can plan for and weather the downturns…) so we are not desperate. Many of the Expo attendees would likely categorize their current situation as desperate but they were there, willing and able to explain what they do for current and future customers in a manner that helps us realize, things change. We will come out of the doldrums and grow again. Will you be ready?
In this vein, I asked the staff to survey a number of businesses in attendance and ask them one simple question: what challenges do you face? Most were able to very quickly express the number one item on their respective lists and yes, “The Economy” won first prize. That’s the only survey where the economy is “winning” currently, but there were many other inputs. We will work through and share these issues with our radio show audience in the weeks to come. We always welcome your inputs to the discussion. As we address our thoughts on how best to deal with these issues, feel free to give me a call or send me a note to “chime in”.
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