Recession-Proof Your Business

I received an email a few days ago from Pink Magazine with some great resources for small businesses.  Here’s the gist of what it said…

We know. It’s tough out there for a business owner right now. But you’re even tougher – and you’re no stranger to struggle and defying odds. Your friends and family called you crazy when you went out on your own – but you proved them wrong when you built that successful business. Now, your company is your baby – your blood, sweat and tears. And while you’re struggling again, you’re also fighting hard to keep your dream alive. (Good for you!) There is some indication that the federal government realizes small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and it’s reaching out to lend a hand.

Here are a few resources to help you stay afloat. We know you’ll come out even stronger on the other side!

The SBA recently introduced the 2009 Recovery Act designed for small businesses. SmartBusiness explains the complicated loan and recovery plan without the legal mumbo-jumbo.

Office Depot’s Survival of the Smartest, an interactive website with resources for struggling small business owners, earned the company a “Top Corporation for Women’s Business Enterprises” nod by WBENC.

Check out Recession Storming: Thriving in Downturns Through Superior Marketing, Pricing and Product Strategies for strategies to shore up your business to ride out the rest of the storm.