Ten Ways to Celebrate your Recession Independence

My husband and I are enjoying a week filled with networking, socializing and house hunting in the Washington, D.C. area. We are also excited about celebrating Independence Day in our nation’s capitol.

What strikes me is the dogged dismissal towards the recession among the local business leaders.  I attended an event hosted by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. And the positive outlook was downright infectious.

Some of you may think that the D.C. metro area economy resembles a bubble. I am about to prove you wrong.

No matter where you live, you have the inalienable right to deny the recession. It begins by declaring your independence from the naysayers and economists who want you to believe that opportunities are scarce. I have discovered endless opportunities as I have visited with leaders from eight cities and three countries.

Growth opportunities are happening in cities everywhere. Here is a timely example.

If you read my book, you will recall my analysis of high performing Beryl Companies outside Dallas, Texas.  According to my notes from my 2008 interview with CEO Paul Spiegelman, on average, this call center services firm’s profits consistently outperform their competitors’ by 50%.

 Paul Spiegelman, CEO of The Beryl Companies 

Entrepreneur Magazine recently featured CEO Paul Spiegelman’s take on “Ten Ways to Deny the Recession.” These sage words on growth planning and customer-centric strategies could not be more timely.  Take three minutes and review the recession-proofing strategies from a true B2B services pioneer. And share your comments here. No matter what country you call home, it’s your inalienable right.


Copyright 2010, Lisa Nirell.  All rights reserved.


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