More “Tough Times” Suggestions

Keith Yurgosky, Internet Business Manager for the Scranton SBDC, found a great blog post the other day on Taking Control in Tough Times: 10 Things You Can Do Now written by Ravit Lichtenberg.

After reading through many of the blog entries on Ravit’s blog, we find we like him, so we’ve linked him in our favorite blog spots over to the right of your screen and we’ve become a follower.

To access his February 23, 2009 blog post (noted above), click on this link:

We decided to do a search for more good “tips and recommendation” sites for small business owners experiencing difficulties in today’s economy. Below are just a few sites you may want to visit.

For a great USA Today article, click here. “Tough Times Means You’ll Face Hard Choices” by Steve Strauss.

Here’s another Ezine article: Top 10 Small Business Tips During A Recession.

Finally, on Smart Money’s Small Biz site, there’s another tip-oriented article entitled: Quick Tips – How to Recession Proof Your Business.

Read them all and look for the common themes.

If you are a small business owner in Pennsylvania, remember the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center network is also holding a series of workshops for small business owners entitled “Gaining Ground in an Economic Slowdown.” These workshops discuss the current state of the economy and assist attendees to understand how to do a cost and cash flow analysis for their business in order to track the impact of the slowdown on their particular situation. Tips on reducing costs and increasing sales are also covered. For more information on where to find a workshop near you, visit

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