More Doom and Gloom? Here’s How to Thrive

The bad news keeps on coming. Every day, there are more stories about the tough economy. More people are laid off. AIG bonuses prompt outrage. Toxic asset concerns abound. It’s gotten to a point where many people have stopped reading

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Recession Tune-up

At a recent meeting of the South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce, Todd Brunner, President of Brunner Construction, told a gathering of business owners, “The current downturn is the fastest and deepest I have seen in the last three recessions.”

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Dealing with this Crazy Economy?

For the past year, we have been bombarded by waves of bad news about the economy. A falling stock market, distressed banking system, job losses, and lack of credit have all punctured our confidence in the future. Yet in many

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Business Roundtable Discussion on Local Economy

Trying to determine where we are in the current economic downturn is a frustrating task. Last week, in an effort to gain perspective about conditions locally, a group of Chamber leaders met to share their observations of the economy in

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What to Do When the Sales Drop

In a series of recent meetings, I have found that the majority of my clients are struggling with the impacts of a deteriorating economy. While they come from a variety of industries and face different problems, there are similarities in

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