Congratulations, cangratulations….for the fact that your small brick and motor business is still operating and doing well despite the recent financial meltdown that has been zipping across the planet like plague. However, how many small businesses have survived it and how many are staring down the barrel? Well, instead of taking educated guesses you can search for statistics online. Once you see the facts/statistics, you will have to admit that you got away with the skin of your teeth BUT will you be as fortunate the next time around? Before, we move on, have you ever considered a recession/depression resistant business before, an online business?
Now that you are a small business owner like me, speaking in general, there are three options that you could opt for. Remember, I am addressing all small businesses, those that have gone down, those still standing and even those that are doing well….
a) Stay afloat: make all efforts to make sure that your business stays afloat and wait for the sun to shine before you make hay again. But, when will the sun shine, if it does at all? You will need to put in all your efforts and cut down on your lifestyle to make your business grow to its old glory. Not to mention, you will need to work harder and spend more of your time away from family. A high dose of stress and an even higher flow of adrenaline will be required along with a lot of self motivation. Is it worth the effort, it will be until the depression hits again.
b) Close down the business and look for newer pastures: Well, this could be an option only if you can awaken the “sleeping entrepreneur” within yourself and if you think you can work as hard as you did fifteen or probably 20 years ago when you were setting up the old business. But then, in the mangled financial market,it would not be as easy to set up a new business, would it be? And, consider the situation where the recession may set in again, what happens then?
c) Opt for an internet business: This is “the” option. Consider the factors – 1. Online business is the future and it is expected that more and more people will be buying online in the future. Actually, the writing is on the wall. Research shows that over 1.4 billion people around the world use e-mail billion mssages everyday..that means more than 2 million are sent every second; 44% of email recipients made at least one purchase last year based on a promotional email. 2. An online business is “recession/depression proof. Moreover, an online business requires less finances and you can spend more time with your loved ones instead of running from pillar to post. Even if you are technically challenged,you can still the skills to make it online.
Considering the above options, myself being a small businessperson, I would opt for (c) an online business. In fact, nine months ago I came across a brilliant opportunity that is already changing my life and even the way I think. A friend hooked me to Carbon CopyPRO and I am so impressed with their world class system that I have already awakened the entrepreneurial spirit inside of me and I am hitting the accelerator pretty hard and the results are not disappointing.CarbonCopyPRO marketing system has taught me so many secrets of marketing and personal development that I am set to conquer the virtual world.Although I amnot yet into the main stream of the system (contrary to popular belief, no virtual business offers instant riches, if it does, it is most probably a scam). I am already reaping rewards from the training I have acquire.I am waiting for my day in the sun and looking forward to a better and rewarding life.
I will leave you with the saying “Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.”- Ronald Reagan 1911-2004