Originally Posted by STL
Went on a business trip Wednesday through today. Just got home. I was sitting and going over notes I took at all the meetings.
Apparently the recession is over. According to the one keynote speaker. He has in the last 8 weeks met face to face with CEO's of large and small companies. He asked them all one simple question. How are you doing?
He said their answer was either great or fantastic. He continued to say that he will guarantee Christmas sales to be the highest they have been in 3-4 years.
He said that people have put money aside and they are ready to spend. Talking about consumers.
There were companies from west coast to east coast. and all points in between.
I have to over the weekend come up with ideas to grow our company and get everyone else on board and "fired" up to grow the company. I sense I wont be doing what I currently do now for much longer. I think they have plans for me.
Just wanted to see what every one else has to say and if they see the same thing. Where you live.
I don't thin the recession has quite hit here in PA. But when it does . . . not good! I do know one thing. My expenses have gone up, but my wages haven't really b/c the pay increase I did get just help compensate the fact that taxes went up so I really don't make much more then I did a year ago. It's become more difficult to make ends meet. With a wife back in school, two kids in school that are growing like weeds and eat me out of house and whole there is a whole lot of room for extra $ for fun. I'm just thankful I still have a roof over my head, clothes on my back and food on my table.
Grocery's have gone up in price. It's becoming harder to make a dollar stretch. Gas hasn't quite hit $3 a gallon but I imagine it will come Memorial day and into the summer.