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Good news: No Recession Likely in 2023

no recession in 2023

People are worried because some people say that the economy might not do well in 2023. But there are other people like Christopher Thornberg, PhD who have a more positive view.

It’s important to know that the people who predict a downturn in the economy are often wrong. They didn’t predict the last four times the economy went down and they said the economy would go down other times, but it didn’t.

Also, just because people aren’t feeling confident about the economy, doesn’t mean it’s going to have a bad time. It just means that people are reading and hearing a lot of negative news.

There’s something called an inverted yield curve, which some people think means the economy is going to have a bad time.… Read the rest


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No se pierda la oportunidad de recuperar algunas de sus pérdidas causadas por el COVID-19.

Los pagos para pequeños negocios están disponibles para los negocios dentro de los siguientes códigos postales: 97303, 97070, 97140, 97132, 97137, 97115

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Need some office space?

8840 SW Holly Lane Wilsonville Oregon

Are you in need of office space for your business? Look no further than Stafford Holdings! Located at 8840 SW Holly Lane in Wilsonville, OR, they have an amazing 2,782 SF of first floor office space available. It includes a 914 open floor plan area that is suitable for a conference room, bullpen, or physical therapist’s training area. Plus, they have a reception desk available for tenant use!

The owner is offering the entire space for $18/SF/YR, or individual office suites for $500/MO. Lease terms are very flexible, so don’t hesitate to contact Jake Helbling at 503-486-5881 or for more information.

This is a great opportunity to get the office space you need for your business. Don’t miss out on this exceptional offer!… Read the rest

Forget Resolutions – Make Simple Changes Instead

Six practices to make a better future

This time of year, many people are focused on “new year, new me” or making “New Year’s Resolutions.”

Year ago, Einstein (or someone else) famously said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting the same results.”

And year after year, we fail at these ideas. And while we know this won’t work, we do it anyway. Partially because we know it won’t work so we self-sabotage, and partially because we don’t have a better way.

But there IS a better way, at least to TRY and do something longer lasting. Authors Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka, coauthors of the 2019 book The Wise Company, recently developed “six practices to make a better future” to help leaders focus on the most important drivers of simultaneous success.… Read the rest

3 Storytelling Tips for Marketing a Boring Product/Service at the Holidays

Tips for Marketing a Boring Product or Service During the Holidays

We’re not here to call your baby ugly. But let’s face it, if you’re reading this article, you must think your product or service isn’t the sexiest, easiest to market. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t good potential. Storytelling can help enliven even the most common products. Through these marketing suggestions you can finish the holiday season strong and carry that momentum through next year.

Storytelling Tips for Marketing Boring Products and Services

Find the Hero of The Story

Your product or service—no matter how (traditionally) uninspiring—helps someone. Just figure out who and how. For instance, if you own a 5-minute oil change business, it may not be the sort of thing people get excited about, but you offer a very convenient service.… Read the rest