Tag Archives: recession

  • Small Businesses Critical of Stimulus Bills

    Practically Speaking – Small Businesses Critical of Stimulus Bills – NYTimes.com If you’re a small business owner, chances are this headline resonates. The author of this NYTimes article quantifies the sense that many of us have had about the stimuli under discussion: “only 0.05 percent of the House bill is dedicated to small-business lending programs, […]

  • “A Watershed Moment for Business Creation”

    2009 Will Be an Economic Engine for Change Interesting article from HBR Online, predicting the coming year will be “an economic engine for change.” Author Jeff Stibel offers some historical examples supporting his point that economic upheavals create the greatest opportunities. I rather like his analogy with forest fires as a necessary part of nature’s […]

  • “Plans” vs. “Planning”

    Have you heard the quote by our 34th President, Dwight Eisenhower while he was Supreme Allied Commander? Good advice for soldiers as well as business owners.

    “The plan is useless, but planning is essential.”

    And there couldn’t be a better time than right now. During a recession, pragmatic business planning is vital. Strategic plans are important but tactical operating plans might be your most valuable management tool during this recession. Here’s the perfect opportunity to focus in on