Business & the Economy

Tips to Succeed During Economic Turmoil

As the global economy is in turmoil, almost all businesses are thinking about how to succeed during this turmoil. In some cases, businesses are struggling to survive and in need of turnaround strategies. In other cases, the business is achieving targets but concerned about future growth. Or, the business [...]

THRIVE in 2010’s “New Normal” Business Environment

Not only do I continue to see more evidence of the "new normal" business environment discussed in last month's issue but, in my discussions with clients and service providers, it's apparent that embracing and understanding how to thrive in the new normal is critical to success. As a reminder, [...]

2023-08-25T11:48:11-07:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Business & the Economy|Tags: |

The 2010 “New Normal” Business Environment

The business environment has changed and will not "return to normal"; instead, a "new normal" is emerging. The U.S. and the world economy have been in a recession for at least a year, and the media is starting to discuss a slow recovery. Whether the recovery is weak or [...]

2023-08-25T11:49:09-07:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Business & the Economy|Tags: |

Thrive During Recessionary Times – minimize complexity

The recession continues to seemingly worsen by the day. Businesses are cutting back. Employees are fearful. Foreclosures are rising. And the cycle continues. So, what is a manager or business to do to break this cycle? Minimize Complexity: One of the keys to success is to minimize unnecessary complexity. [...]

2023-08-25T11:51:58-07:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Business & the Economy|Tags: , |

Be Prepared for a Economic Recovery

The Wall Street Journal and other news sources are starting to talk about a bottoming process, implying that an economic recovery will be forthcoming. Although I wouldn't bet $1 on this occurrence, I would invest far more than a dollar on the critical need to be prepared for an [...]

2023-08-25T17:31:25-07:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Business & the Economy|Tags: |

Thriving in Volatility & Recession

We are in an era of volatility. Who ever thought we'd get used to commonplace bank failures? How about the Dow rising or falling by hundreds of points in a day? Oil gushing into the Gulf? Toyota quality issues? Never! Get used to erratic change as it is the "new normal".

Success in the New Normal Recovery

As the stock market just topped 12,000, it is apparent we are in a recovery. Yet it is far from a traditional recovery - jobless with limited growth. In fact, to most everyday people, it doesn't feel like a recovery. As I've talked with clients and business contacts and [...]

2023-09-17T04:33:36-07:00April 27, 2013|Categories: Business & the Economy|Tags: , |

Finance… bean-counters or value added resources?

The global business community is becoming more and more competitive. In order to survive, you no longer have to be one of the best "on your block" or one of the best in the USA; instead, you must be one of the best in the world. It is becoming [...]

2023-09-19T05:38:27-07:00April 25, 2013|Categories: Business & the Economy|Tags: , |
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