Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Did your RickAlert arrive this week?

In answer to many (okay, three) requests, two months ago I started sending out a weekly email with a link to my latest Financial Post column (and occasional other writings in PROFIT, MoneySense or TechData magazines). It's small-business intelligence on demand!

If this offer sounds enticing, just send an email to rick(at) Please mention "RickAlert" in your subject heading or text, and I will add you to the mailing list.

RickAlerts contain no advertising, and you can cancel your subscription any time. And of course I won't sell, rent or otherwise abuse your email address. That's just bad business.

This week's Post column looks at ways to beat the current slowdown, hands-down. It ends with a rhetorical flourish that' s meant to remind us that things really are cheerier now than in past recessions:

Excerpt: "...There are also opportunities that were unimaginable in the recessions of the '80s and '90s: the emergence of voracious new consumer markets in India and China; vibrant commodities and exploration markets; the increase of free-trade deals with foreign markets (and the exporting infrastructure to go with them); the boom in health care and personal services for affluent Baby Boomers and the availability of low-cost e-commerce options....
The future really is in your hands."

For the full story, click here.

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