New Study Indicates Successful Strategies Exist To Grow Businesses Even In Downtimes

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Survey reports that despite negative factors, many businesses can grow duriing a down cycle. Successful strategies gleaned from focus groups and interviews have been compiled into free report by the editors of Small Businss Digest and just released today.

Experience can be the best teacher particularly when hard times hit business leaders.

That's why the editors of Small Business Digest asked veteran managers who were successful during other poor economic times what they would advise other business leaders to do during this current business crisis period.

The result is a fact-based free report released today that distills the comments and suggestions of more than 300 managers across a multitude of industries and business sectors.

The report can be obtained at no cost by going to

These strategies were distilled from interviews and focus groups into a 19-page guide: 10 Effective Strategies To Growing Your Business In Down Times.

Put together and vetted by the editors of Small Business Digest, (, the free report highlights past actions these managers took to promote and profitably grow their firms during previous down cycles.

Among the strategies discussed and supported with actual examples are:

  • Positive management outlook is a necessary key to survival and growth.
  • Keep your staff and yourself positive and busy.
  • Put yourself in your customers' shoes and act accordingly.
  • Know where you stand in the changing purchasing hierarchy.

Praised by Small Business Digest readers for its clarity and succinct presentation of effective the free report, 10 Effective Strategies To Growing Your Business In Down Times, can be downloaded in PDF form by going to:

"What we sought to do is find out the best strategies that worked in other down periods from managers who wanted to share their experiences," said JoAnn M. Laing, Chairmperson of Information Strategies, Inc., the newsletter's parent.

The study is available at


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