Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
This is your time to vault in front of your competition, to earn rapid and sweeping visibility, for a fraction of the time and money that was required to excel during the “good days.”
Your rivals are retreating right now, so what are you going to do about it?
Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu advised in The Art of War:
When weak, feign strength…Attack him [your enemy] where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.
Whoever inspires you, remember, tomorrow’s leaders are born, tested, and proven, today. This is your moment.
So, you'll be there with your product, your service, your business cards and your sales pitch, right? See you at the Northwest Arkansas Business Conference & Expo on August 6!
Here's what Forbes.com (http://is.gd/12xyh) said about Northwest Arkansas:
Cities poised for a rebound--and cities with a long slog ahead.
The three most important things in real estate: location, location, location.
It's true for recovery from a real estate bubble too. Overall, many economists expect the national economy to return to growth later in 2009, perhaps as soon as this summer. But that won't be the case everywhere. While some cities are poised for a quick rebound, others face a slog to recovery that could take years.
To find the 10 cities that look best poised for recovery (and the 10 cities likely looking at the longest climb back), we examined estimates from data provider Moody's Economy.com of the projected gross domestic product of metropolitan areas across the U.S., as well as unemployment figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and home prices, incomes and affordability data from the National Association of Home Builders. Because, in general, healthy cities were not victims of as severe a housing collapse, home prices were not used in ranking the cities poised for recovery.
#2. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Arkansas
Current GDP: $13.9 billion
End of 2010: $14.5 billion (projected)
What better way to sit pretty during a recession than to have the ultimate recession-proof company headquartered in your neighborhood. The Fayetteville region is home to Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart. Wall Street may be struggling, but the presence of the world's most powerful retailer keeps northwest Arkansas' business community humming.