Monday, June 22, 2009

The Week Ahead June 22 – June 28

Tuesday: May existing home sales
Wednesday: May durable goods orders, Federal Reserve meeting, May new home sales
Thursday: Revised first quarter GDP, Weekly initial jobless claims
Friday: May personal income and spending

Larson note: There were no surprises last week and I expect none this week as well. People are feeling good about things and that in and of itself makes and paints a rosier picture. There were only a couple new big bankruptsey to the growing list, that being Eddie Bauer and Extended Stay Hotels. All we need to avoid now is as I alluded to “Bankruptcy Fallout” where those companies extended on credit goods and services, now will get nothing back in return because they (you) were not secured. All ready we see the auto parts industry asking for federal help with the bankruptcies of Chrysler and GM and GM’s asset buyout plan. This is a cute little deal to walk away from your debts and keep your assets.

Home sales will be good, factory orders ok, jobless claims will continue to grow but slow income and spending better. At least that is what my foggy crystal ball is telling me.

Yet as we move out of the 2nd quarter and into the 3rd quarter look for real growth. The experts are predicting ½%, but if you play your cards right you should be looking at being able to grab a minimum of over 15%. If you can’t achieve at least 10% in the 2nd quarter you are not one of my passionate readers.

For Larson & Associates our focused industries we are looking to add clients in for the month of June 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. We are also looking for sales persons in New England, Texas and Southern California.

Howard’s out of office public schedule for the week:

Monday: Marathon Training 6:30amTuesday: Jury Duty
Wednesday: Destination Showcase, Stevenson Convention Center
Thursday: Marathon Training 6:30am
Friday: Saturday: Marathon Training Long Group Run

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.

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