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9/15

Sales are off. What now?

There is no question that the current economy is having a dampening effect, but most design firms are small and maneuverable and by turning their creative energies inward can redesign their offer to benefit clients who are also having a rough time. This is an opportunity to build something newer, leaner and more relevant to our changing world.

8/26

It’s the economy, stupid.

It's a great business, respected in its category and suddenly your best client announces that all projects over $100k will go through an RFP process requiring six bidders. Now you're facing serious competitors, and a shortage of work. Worse, projects you do win are far less profitable.

2/22

Virtuous Cycle

A Virtuous Cycle is a series of events which result in a favorable outcome. A Vicious Circle is a series of events which result in an unfavorable outcome. In business, this can mean the difference between success and failure.