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Published:November 24th, 2008 11:23 EST
How to Make the 2009 Economy Work for You

How to Make the 2009 Economy Work for You

By Joel G. Block (Mentor/Columnist)

As we look forward to 2009, each of us has to take dramatic action to make it the best that it can be.

Considering the difficult financial and economic circumstances that are facing the global economy, some challenges have become magnified for entrepreneurs. We now have to take extraordinary measures to succeed in this new economy, and it`s clear to me what those extraordinary measures are.

The businesses that succeed in 2009 will be the ones that are the best in their categories. That means they will be the best in selling, best in customer service, best in positioning themselves, best in describing themselves and best in creating a following. These great companies will take tons of market share away from the "lesser" companies, potentially putting them out of business altogether.

This is for two reasons. First, in a contracting economy, there is less business to go around so "survival of the fittest" applies. Second, I predicted ( several months ago  that as corporations begin tightening the belt they`re going to cast off units, departments, and functions that are not core to their primary business. That means that entrepreneurs will have more opportunities than ever before to pick up the services that these companies need but no longer want to retain in-house. Their loss will certainly be our gain.

My goal is to help entrepreneurs to make this happen. And to this end, we have a wide variety of programs designed to help entrepreneurs in every way. Some of our programs are very advisory intensive helping entrepreneurs to solve big problems while others offer many short encounters to help the entrepreneur to brainstorm and solve problems " keeping the entrepreneur on track.

People ask me, what do you mean by "many short encounters"? Let me be clear. For the clients in these programs, they have unlimited access to me. They can call as much as they need to talk over issues, predict problems and address them. And unlimited means unlimited. As long as you have a business problem, I will help you to develop a business answer.

Imagine having unlimited access to me to call and ask for advice so that when you find yourself in a pinch or a pickle you know that you`re going to get the most expert guidance available anywhere in the marketplace.

In the spirit of optimizing and maximizing your opportunities for 2009, I will make a special offer just once. I will provide just 5 new clients with 6 months of unlimited advisory services for the price of one month. Just 5 new clients will get the razor sharp advice that they need to raise money, negotiate deals, create proper positioning and sell better than anyone in their market.

This may be like finding a Wonka Golden Ticket for the lucky 5 takers. If you want to participate, fill out the simple form at immediately and we will call you back to talk with you about the program.

If you`re one of the five, I`ll be excited about helping you so that 2009 can be the kind of year that you want because I can promise you that it`s not going to be that kind of year for an awful lot of your competitors.

About Joel G. Block, President of Growth-Logic, Inc.Often dubbed a "Growth Architect" by his clients, Joel Block advises companies on explosive growth strategies by driving revenue and sales. Well known in the capital markets, Joel is a successful entrepreneur, speaker, advisor and faculty member of the iLearningGlobal community. To bring Joel into your company, please visit or Also, be sure to check out our newest project: a blog to organize the blogs that cover entrepreneurship - And finally, for film makers: - our newest project.