Mind Your Business

To quote Thomas Paine, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” Do you notice when the industry is struggling that there are certain individuals who are constantly finding ways to spread rumors? Rather than focusing on being more efficient; being creative; finding new markets and customers; it’s all about beating up one’s competitor.

The past 12 months have been pretty ugly regarding rumors. Several firms have been reported to have closed their doors — every month since last November. While others have been castigated by the rumor mongers for making business decisions that may not make sense to the outsider – but might be a good decision to the insiders. Regardless, it’s time to pay attention to your basket and not worry about everyone else’s. Let’s remember another famous adage which mama probably told you — “If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything.”

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