Looking Back, Leaning Forward
Source: Bank of America
For many business owners-large or small-there may not be much interest in looking back at the year that was 2009. Sure, the personal retirement savings may have rebounded, but the stock market's resurgence still hasn't been accompanied by a corresponding upturn on Main Street. As one begin sprinting through the new year, however, there are some hopeful signs of life in the broader economy and for a small company to be fully ready to capitalize on the recovery-when it does come-it pays to look back at 2009 to gain a thorough understanding of where it stands and what it needs to do going forward.