Atlanta, Georgia (WiredPRNews.com) — In Atlanta, like elsewhere in the U.S., the economic downturn is being felt at the municipal level, but will it affect businesses? Well, of course, it depends on what business you happen to be in. But regardless of the business you are in, if you prepare for
Slow times by doing specific cost savings and other activity your business will survive.
According to INC. magazine, still booming Southeast, including No. 24 ranked Atlanta for large cities and a score of Florida cities of various sizes for medium sized cities. These included West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Cape Coral Ft. Myers and Naples.
“Atlanta is amazing,” notes Ray Wallace, president of W. Ray Wallace & Associates, an Inc. 500 firm that does financial consulting from suburban Alpharetta, Ga. “The opportunities are here and small businesses are here. People from all over the South come to Atlanta like to Mecca.”
One important exercise for all businesses to consider is cross-training. Not just for your employees, but also for you personally. Do you have a long forgotten degree or expertise or skill that you haven’t used in a long time? Been too busy to go back to school to finish your MBA or Masters? Well now may be a good time.
Executives are re-entering the higher education realm again for the very purpose of cross-training and catching up on a skill set once developed by long forgotten.
Such industries as:
– Service Industry
Are all good choices for cross training and furthering your education. These segments of the economy are always utilized and needed by consumers. Check out your local university or college and research their classes and educational offerings. You may be glad you did.