3 seminars, 300 small businesses at recent Barclays events – all asked what’s on their mind…: only one mentions the recession…
1 conference, 300 growing businesses (5mill+ turnover) asked how they see the future of the economy over the coming 12 months…: only 4% were pessimistic…
1 private dinner, 12 businesses asked about the recession…: three said “bring it on”, two recognised that the recession would impact their business.
Maybe entrepreneurs don’t see things through the same recession-tinted spectacles that the media do.
In the last recession, the recession bores said “when you’ve been through as many recessions as me... blah, blah…”
Now I am ‘that age’ and yet recession bores still say “when you’ve been through as many recessions as me... blah, blah…”
Entrepreneurs see the upside... the opportunities... and see a different landscape. The future will be tough for some and there will be casualties over the next year... Let's not be too glib about it all.
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