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Look on the bright side. Be a leader

Posted by administrator on Monday, March 8th, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

  Look on the bright side! Be a leader...

I have seen this article / story before...it's worth looking at again...

An old man had a hot dog stand. He made great hot dogs, and people bought them. He put up signs to advertise his business, and stood by the side of the road hollering. "Buy a hot dog, mister?" and they bought. His sales increased, so he increased his hot dog and bun orders. Business was very good.

Then his son came home from college. "Dad, what are you doing?" the son exclaimed. "Don't you know we are in the middle of a great depression?" The local situation is terrible and the national problems are even worse. You must be more careful with your money."

"Well," the father thought, "my son goes to college and he surely knows what he's talking about. I'd better listen to him." So the old gentleman stopped investing money in his business. He took down the signs, and stopped standing by the side of the road to sell his hot dogs. Sales fell off overnight."

"You're right, son." the father said. "We are in the middle of a great depression."

Just as the misconceptions about the business community ruined this great hot dog stand, it can affect an entire community, state and nation. At a time of economic stagnation, it is critical for leaders in the business community to demonstrate where strengths yet exist, and what steps can reasonably be taken to capitalize on those strengths...

Article taken in part from the Post Register, Sunday, March 7, 2010 Idaho Falls, Idaho. Also on the following blog:  http://mondaysmallbizbuzz.blogspot.com/
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