Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Week Ahead December 7 - December 11, 2009

Monday: October Consumer Credit
Wednesday: October wholesale inventories,
Thursday: October trade balance, Weekly initial jobless claims
Friday: November retail sales, October business inventories

Larson Notes: I was surprised at the drip in unemployment yet I am deeply concerned that construction has no backlog in projects and that there is no big [private sector construction going on. As government projects end so will employment in his sector. We need more people working. Still the real unemployment stands at 17%-19% with more people having dropping out of the job market or taking 1, 2 or 3 part time minimum wage jobs. I’ll be most interested in finding out what comes out of Obama’s little meeting with “experts” from business, government and labor last week. I sort of sat back and asked who are these experts? What have they experienced in their lives which make them able to understand people and their lives? Have they ever been unemployed, have they ever had to live from paycheck to paycheck?

Then there was the online sales figure up 5%, but brick and mortar struggled this last week. Yes discounts will continue this Christmas season. The good news was that car sales went up to an annual pace of 11 million vehicles up from 10.46 in October.

I would look for good new (low) reports on business inventories. Keep an eye on the Senate floor as they debate health care and Obama places employment on their laps. We need to keep businesses in America more cost competitive with new and productive equipment. We are not a nation of laborers but one of highly trained workers. I still go back to the additive that businesses create real jobs and wealth and that government while a necessary evil, it is one that siphons off “producers wealth and prosperity. As for Copenhagen and climate control, I heard a number on the streets of 86% pledge of a drop in emissions and green house gases. The US could achieve this but China?

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 6:15am,
Wednesday: Thursday: Running Training 6:15am
Friday: Saturday:
Sunday: Marathon Training

Trade show schedule:
> February 9-11,2010 Medical Design & Manufacturing West, Anaheim Convention center Anaheim CA (Registered but not committed to going yet)
> March 14-16 2010 Internal Home and Housewares Show, McCormick Place, Chicago
> May 12-13, 2010 OrthoTec Conference Orthopaedic Capital Center at Grace College Winona Lake (Warsaw), IN (Registered but not committed to going yet)
> June 8-10, 2010 EastPack 2010 Jacob K Javits Convention Center New York NY 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. An American Company, marketing American Companies! Call or email to get an appointment to pick my brain (a $125.00 value) for 30 minutes.

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