Monday, November 16, 2009

The Week Ahead November 16-20, 2009

Monday: Retail Sales, Business Inventories
Tuesday: Producer Price Index, Industrial Production,
Wednesday: Housing Starts and Building Permits, Consumer Price Index
Thursday: Weekly initial jobless claims,
Friday: Leading Indicators

Larson Notes: I guess the good news is that fewer people went on the unemployment line. First time joblessness was at 502,000 and it takes fewer than ~425,000 job losses to start to gain. With the official jobless rate at 10.2 but the real jobless rate at 17.5 or higher we need to keep out collective heads on. The last time we saw job gains was December of 2007. Two years is a long time to be shedding jobs.

As reported a week ago with the economy growing at 3.5% last quarter there is hope of better things to come, if only there are people out there to buy things.

This week we have a full, and I mean full week of reports coming out. I plan on sitting tight and letting it play out while I stick to my marketing and game plan. I see good things coming but it will take a while for the dust to settle. I would look for still low business inventories, better industrial production good housing starts and excellent leading indicators.

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:
Tuesday: Running Training 6:30am,
Wednesday: Thursday: Running Training 6:30am
Friday: Saturday:
Sunday: Marathon Training

Trade show schedule:
> 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)
> March 14-16 Internal Home and Housewares 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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