Monday, May 4, 2009

The Week Ahead for May 4 – May 8, 2009

Monday: March construction spending
Tuesday: April institute for Supple Management services index
Thursday: Weekly initial jobless claims, 1st quarter productivity, March consumer credit
Friday: April employment report, March wholesale inventories

Larson note: More ups and does for the reports but we are going to see more ups than downs. When you look at the productivity numbers, keep in mind that inventory reduction is an excellent way for companies to reduce costs. Idle inventory is a cost. Don’t believe me just ask GM) and with overall inventories down it can mean only one thing, time to get those machines and people back to work. Now I ask you, have you positioned yourself to get your (more than) fair share? The big start is in my opinion not going to happen until June but start pumping up your sales force, get your marketing plan out of mothballs and get it updated if you haven’t already.

I took my own advice and, finally after a 3 month search took on a sales manager for the Heartland States of America. Mr. Rogier Chapon of Wichita Kansas, a Six Sigma black belt. You can contact him at or call him at 316-773-5719 By June he will be starting to hammer home in our summer expansion, as we put even more people to work.

Larson & Associates Our focused industries we are looking to add clients in for the month of May are Advertising Specialties, Trade Show Booth Builder, Sign Shop, and a Graphic Design Studio, and Printer (small and mid-sized)

Howard’s out of office public schedule for the week:
Monday: Marathon Training 6:30am
Tuesday: 2009 Design 2 Job Shop Show, Schaumburg IL
Wednesday: Thursday: Marathon Training 6:30am

Trade show schedule:
> May 5&6 2009, 2009 Design 2 Job Shop Show, Schaumburg IL,
> June 9-11 2009. Intl. Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show
> September 2009: Assembly Show
> September 2009: Motivation show
> November 15-18, 2009 Fabtech Int. & AWS Welding Show McCormick Place, Chicago

Time slots still available to meet & talk over coffee.

Racing schedule: Madison Marathon Sunday May 24th.

Howard Larson
Larson & Associates
Target Marketing & Telesales Professionals for new account acquisition
Making good businesses great and great businesses even better

P.S. We make telesales for small business affordable by offering programs down to only 15 hours a week. Maybe you could add telesales into your marketing mix call today and find out.

P.P.S. We are offering 2 free (a $75.00 value) ½ hour consultation periods per week to talk about marketing businesses. Call or email to get your spot to pick my brain for 30 minutes today.

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