Monday, March 8, 2010

The Week Ahead March 8-12, 2010

Wednesday: January Wholesale Inventories, February Budget Report
Thursday: January Trade Balance, Weekly initial jobless claims
Friday: February Retail Sales, January Business Inventories

Well we lost fewer jobs than expected. WOO HOO! Happy happy, joy, joy? Not if one of the lost jobs was yours. Personal spending up? Ok use those credit cards. WOO HOO! Happy happy, joy, joy? When you going to pay those babies off? Government Motors, sorry I mean General Motors, is now going to close 660 fewer dealerships from among the 2,000 they were planning to close. WOO HOO! Happy happy, joy, joy? Why close any if they are making a profit? This is still America where a man or woman has an inherent right to pursue the (their) right, liberty and the (our) pursuit of happiness. Let them duke it out. Of are we losing our sense of what freedom to make choice about our lives and lively hood is?

Larson Notes & Satire: I keep looking at jobs and the job market as the way to American (and yours and my) prosperity. Last week I got one of those disappointing emails that one of our clients here was suspending service for a week. But that is good news for them. Why. Because we over booked there sales department with too many sales leads and appointments. I started thinking, since we have all this Obama money and job stimulation money why doesn’t the government look at companies that are hit by imports from abroad and then give money to companies (like mine) that give jobs to people in America and to book them sales leads and appointments to sell more American made products. Then those companies will need to hire more American workers. Is this too simple or am I too blond?

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 Printers both small and mid-sized in certain regional areas.

We are still looking for sales persons in all areas except
The Midwest, Great Plains States, South Central Regions.

We are also in need of 1 to 3 at home appointment setters with printing and other various backgrounds.
If interested give us a call at 847-991-0488.

Howard’s out of office public schedule for the week:
Tuesday: Running Training 5:00am,
Wednesday: F2F Appointment 9:15
Thursday: Running Training 5:00am
Saturday: Marathon Training 4:30am

Trade show schedule:
> March 14-16 2010 Internal Home and Housewares Show, McCormick Place, Chicago
> April 14-15 Digital Signage Show & Kiosk Self Service Expo, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas NV
> April 26-29 NA2010: The North American Material Handling & Logistics Show: I-X Center, Cleveland OH
> April 27-28 Design 2 Part Show Schaumburg Convention Center Schaumburg IL
> April 29 Greater O’Hare Chamber of Commerce Expo, Elk Gove Park District Pavilion, Elk Grove Village IL
> May 4-6, 2010 Process Technology & Intl Powder Bulk Solids Show(s) Donald E Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont Illinois
> 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)
> June 23, Destination Showcase Conference & Expo; Donald E. Stevens Convention Center, Rosemont IL

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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