Top 10 Recession-Proof Industries to Start a Business In

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 4, 2011

When starting a business during good times or bad, it is extremely important to figure out what businesses do well in a recession and which ones simply do not.  Basic economics of elastic and inelastic goods tell us which products/services people can live without during an economic downturn and which they can not live without.  Not all is cut and dry though, it is important to do your…

Entrepreneurial Leadership Will Be the Basis for Significant Job Creation

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 13, 2010

Earnings season is upon us once more, with CEOs beaming over their latest earnings reports, yet cowering when the inevitable question about domestic hiring is pressed upon them.  Growth, we are told, will come from international efforts and coincidentally, the majority of hiring will be done overseas as well.  Those prognostications do not bode well for the nation’s unemployment figures, and since the Obama administration has not gotten…

Coming out of the Recession — Creating an Opportunity Mindset

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / October 29, 2009

By Joe Calloway, Author of Becoming a Category of One: How Extraordinary Companies Transcend Commodity and Defy Comparison Hopefully you didn’t miss it. It’s dominated the news for a year. It’s been described as difficult, daunting, and even devastating. People have referred to it as a meltdown and a disaster. It’s the recession. But no crisis can last forever. One day soon, we’ll wake up and the recession…

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