Date Added: Jun 2009
If only everyone had cut out all the excessive crap back in 2006 when it might have mattered. Since most small businesses didn't, many have streamlined and are quickly learning how to tighten things up without going under. The bottom line: every business still in business has discovered that keeping things in-house, local, and renegotiating and communicating offline with clients and vendors have helped cut corners in this trying economy. The old fashioned "It can't hurt to ask" doesn't hurt after all.