What a difference a year makes. Small businesses are heading into 2011 with refreshing energy.
That’s what I heard repeatedly yesterday from fellow Milwaukee-area business leaders during an MMAC Council of Small Business Executives session on the state of small business at year’s end.
One after another, executives said they have a much better outlook than they did entering 2010.
Better yet, they’re building on that positivity by pursuing growth. Planned initiatives include:
- Acquiring new talent.
- Making capital investments and expanding facilities.
- Exploring mergers and acquisitions.
- Emphasizing marketing—especially through technologies such as websites, mobile apps, etc.—to set themselves apart from their competition.
As the chair-elect of COSBE, I’m honored to have the opportunity to be part of the leadership of this vibrant organization at such an exciting time.
Meanwhile, here’s hoping your business shares the optimistic mindset. With continuing good numbers from manufacturing and other areas, we have many reasons to look forward and take action to accelerate success.