Monday, October 12, 2009

The Week Ahead October 12-16, 2009

Wednesday: Retail Sales, Business Inventories
Thursday: Weekly initial jobless claims, Consumer Price Index, Crude Inventories
Friday: Industrial Production, Capacity Utilization

Larson note: I was a little surprised by the retail sales report for September as were a lot of people. I guess school supplies were really selling like hot cakes. That and consumer bowering going down will only help in the long run. But it is still employment. Do you add people or equipment to increase production? I’m betting that companies will be buying more productive equipment. Then maybe we can put people back to work.

This week the big pay out for reports comes out Friday with the Industrial numbers and capacity utilization. I am looking for higher utilization numbers. Lower production but good new on the horizon with the US government’s new plan of cash or clunker appliances. Need a new refgerator? Hold off a month or two and get a coupon for a new one. The amount will vary from state to state.

The focused industries we are looking to add clients in for the month are Advertising Specialties, Trade Show Booth Builder, Sign Shop, a Graphic Design Studio, and Printer both small and mid-sized.

We are still looking for sales persons in all areas except

the Great Plains States.
If interested give us a call at 847-991-0488.

Howard’s out of office public schedule for the week:
Monday: Tuesday: Running Training 6:30am,
Wednesday: Lunch appointment, Parcel Forum 09 Hyatt Regency O’Hare in the PMThursday: Running Training 6:30am
Friday: Saturday:

Trade show schedule:
> October 21-22 2009, Mid-Pak Minneapolis MN (Registered but not committed to going yet)
> November 15-18, 2009 Fabtech Int. & AWS Welding Show McCormick Place, Chicago
> December 2-4, 2009 The Intl. Work Boat Show, New Orleans LA (Registered but not committed to going yet)
> December 3-5, 2009 Athletic Business Conference & Expo, Orlando FL (Registered but not committed to going yet)

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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