Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Shifting Abundance

We've discussed a bit about "the recession" that hasn't materialized, and the economic downturn that feels like a recession.

On our Wednesday SMB Conference Call, Stuart R. Crawford from It Success Mentor will join us to talk about Connecting the Dots and make the rest of 2008 a GREAT, profitable quarter.

We're almost finished with Q3. Q4 is two weeks away. How will you maximize your success.

Here's something to think about:

Whenever there's an economic downturn, somebody's still making money.

Is that just dumb luck, or are they aligned properly with the times? More importantly, do you have a model that allows you to maximize success when the stock market's in turmoil?

If you say that you're completely at the mercy of the pervailing economic conditions, then you need to change your business model

We'll talk to Stuart about short term and long term strategies for dealing with fickle markets.

Register now and plan to join us Wednesday at 9:00 AM Pacific.

Register at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/933616925.

and there's always more information on the SMB Conference Call page.



  1. Dude, seriously lay off the crack.

    Financial institutions are melting down left and right. The people that underworte and offered financial advice are all imploding.


  2. Thank you, Vlad, for representing the unthinking masses.

    But I know you well enough to know that you're playing the fool here.

    My point is quite simple. There are winners and losers in any economy. You, for example, are not going bankrupt (as far as I know). In fact, your business is flourishing -- in large part because you have managed to set yourself up to take advantage of the current conditions.

    There are plenty of financial institutions that are failing. There are also plenty that are not failing. In the large business environment, for example, Bank of America has a brilliant strategy. They avoided the irresponsible lending practices that started much of this. Now irresponsible institutions are falling apart. The Nanny government is taking the unprofitable pieces and B of A is buying up the rest.

    If you haven't bought B of A stock, it's not too late.

    In the small business environment, 90% of all small businesses are tightening their belts but will come through this just fine. A few will go out of business, but not many more than any other year. And a good number will do spectacularly well.

    The world is not coming to an end.

    In fact, the environment for SMB Consultants is spectacular -- especially those who are ready to move to serving slightly larger clients. If companies are looking to save a bunch of money, what better way than to outsource $60K or $80K I.T. person in favor of a $36K consulting contract?

    With the tools available today, the great products, and all the wonderful changes, this is the best time to be an SMB Consultant in the last ten years!

    We hear on and on and on that "the economy" is bad. But Vlad's doing fine. And Karl's doing fine.

    In fact, at the last two conferences I attended, every single person who had to introduce themselves said some variation of this:

    "A lot of businesses are feeling downward pressure in (my town), although my business is fine."

    Over and over again. Every town. Every consultant.

    Everyone sees that the rest of the world is having trouble, but they personally are fine.

    So we're back to where we started. Overall, the economy is going through one of its cyclical downturns.

    There will be winners and there will be losers.

    And you can influence which you will be.

    Tune in Wednesday to discuss further.


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