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Reviews and Stories about strating business

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Reposition your business during the downturn

As the credit crunch bites and the fears of a recession become reality there is much talk of reduced spending by companies, businesses, individuals and families. However, reduced spending does not mean no spending. During a downturn people shift their spending, they do not simply stop spending.

Instead of staying at a city centre hotel a Travelodge on the edge of town may be preferred. Previous shoppers in Waitrose or M&S may start to use LIDL or NETTO for some of their household supplies and food.

Test peoples loyalty. Potential clients may have stuck with their existing supplier for years. Now may be the time to prise the customers away from their overpriced preferred supplier. Review any previous contacts to evaluate whether you could renegotiate a deal that would save them some money.

Consider the market that you are currently operating in. Is there a budget section or Niche that you could fill? If people in your industry are looking to save money, what supplies or services could you provide that would benefit their business and reduce their costs? Perhaps it is time to reconsider your product or service and reposition your business.

Starting Business in a Recession

Starting business in a recession

If you read the papers, listen to the radio or watch the news then all you cannot help but acknowledge the doom and gloom that is being discussed about the economy.

The economy has shrunk for the first time in 16 years between July and September 2008
Retail sales drop during September 2008
The UK borrowing hits a 60 year high
European Shares are tumbling
The pound is at its lowest point against the dollar in the last 5 years

Repossessions, low mortgage approvals, dropping house prices! We could go on and on spouting headlines

However, it is often during these times that many people decide to start their own business. With uncertainty in the job market, worries about their employment, and redundancies looming many entrepreneurs take the opportunity to start out on their own.

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