Monday, June 15, 2009

The Week Ahead for June 15 – June 19, 2009

Tuesday: May producer prices, May housing starts, May industrial production
Wednesday: May consumer price index,
Thursday: Weekly initial jobless claims, May leading economic indicators

Larson note: There goes Chrysler off to be a part of Fiat. And there goes all the unsecured creditors’ money, out the window. Now how many other little companies will go out of business or needlessly struggle because of it? Glad I did not do work of Chrysler and have them owe Me money. I have a drawer of papers of companies that went bankrupt on me still owing me money. Bankruptcy IS NOT GLAMEROUS!

Yet, as I write this I think we have basically bottomed out, even if it is a much lower level that a year ago and it is summer. We will start to see a steady climb out of the hole we are in. At least that’s my opinion.

As for this week’s reports, the only bad thing I would be projecting would be industrial production (inventory levels are not quite low enough) and housing will continue at its slowly growing pace and the inventory level of unsold homes shrinks.

Last week’s Intl. Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show was so so. Still too many sales people sitting there playing with their blackberry’s when they should have been selling, but what do I know? Was only stopped 2 times during the entire show to inquire if I was interested in their company. Big ouch there! If they want to hide in their virtual face when it was time for f2f meeting so be it. I guess that is why I do training for trade show salespeople.

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) and looking to add more accounts in the eastern and pacific time zones.

Howard’s out of office public schedule for the week:
Monday: Marathon Training 6:30am
Thursday: Marathon Training 6:30am
Friday: Saturday:

Trade show schedule:
> June 24, 2009: Destination Showcase, Stevenson Convention Center
> September 22-24 2009: Assembly Show
> September 22-24, 2009: Motivation show
> November 15-18, 2009 Fabtech Int. & AWS Welding Show McCormick Place, Chicago

Time slots still available to meet & talk over coffee.

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.

1 comment:

Ann said...

So how can this information help me, the small business owner advertise my buisness better?