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The recession is over but austerity will be with business for a decade. The public and private sector debts of western economies will be painfully clawed back, but business will not return to usual any time soon.
Doing more with less will become a defining success factor. Less capital, as wealth migrates east. Less debt, without abundant free flowing credit. Less labour as our populations age. Less energy as fossil fuels dwindle and environmental pressures intensify. Less freedom to operate as regulation intensifies. Less water and food as the world population burgeons. Less stability as reserve currencies continue to come under pressure and economic power shifts away from democracies.
For those who get out of the past first, face the truth early, and adjust the way they operate now, there has never been a better time to thrive and succeed. It will take a renewed focus on your own business essentials. These 39 tips will help you to do just that.