There’s something about starting a new year that’s invigorating. You have a clean canvass upon which to create a masterpiece. But if you remain mired in your old ways of thinking, instead of a masterpiece you may wind up with a boring copy of years past.
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Recently I read a report that said nearly half of all small business owners say it’s the economy that’s preventing them from growing their businesses. Really? Come on folks, get over it. The economy is what it is and if you want to use it as an excuse, shame on you.
While the economy is showing some positive signs, there remains much concern. As we out of the woods, yet? I don’t have a crystal ball to give you that answer. I do think most small business owners would agree that it’s still tough out there. But no one ever said it was going to be easy. As they say, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” So……get going.
It’s tough out there. No doubt about it. Just when small business owners were starting to regain some hope that the economy might pick up before the end of the year, the bottom fell out from under us again. The stock market swings are as wild as a theme park roller-coaster ride. Consumer sentiment is down. And many experts predict that the remainder of the year could be even worse than expected.
Network Solutions and the Center for Excellence at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business just recently released their Small Business Success Index survey, shedding some light on the current state of entrepreneurs and the small business world.