Last week, The Big Picture Magazine released a sneak peek of their annual wide-format forecast, and I thought the article was on target, but also had some interesting observations, for example:
"What is clear is that companies that are proactive in creating and developing business opportunities will see results faster than those who simply expect business and, consequently, a recovery, to arrive without any significant effort on their part." Peter Mayhew, Lyra
So, Roland DG R-Blog readers, what are you doing proactively to find new business opportunities? Is it finding new applications? Is it finding a new audience to market your services to? Is it taking your inside salespeople and sending them outside? Is it learning a new skill that you can now apply to business? Is it taking a sales seminar, Roland DGA Academy course or other professional development class to change your frame of reference?
Tim Greene of Infotrends, said:
"In one of our recent surveys, we asked people in the market — printers, dealers, manufacturers – about this and more than half of the respondents reported that they think the recession is over, but generally they do not expect a recovery of business levels until the end of 2010 or into 2011."
While I suspect that Roland DG users are fairing better than most, (you are, right?) what is your outlook? Is business up/down/same for you in 2010? What do you expect through the end of the year? Or even for 2011?
Let us know, we would love to hear what you think.
Thanks for reading,