Follow the Leaders
As always, our Annual CEO Retreat at Kingsmill brought over-the-top speakers and quality peer-to-peer breakout sessions. We learned how to build a winning sales culture, how Net Promoter Score (NPS) can be part of growth strategy, and we got a chance to share our recession confessions. And, according to economist and closing speaker Alan Beaulieu, we were told to gear up for the next economic storm.
The immediate forecast is as he projected last year. Regardless of what is reported by the news and expressed in opinion polls, Alan reports we are currently in a recovery, that is until 2019. That’s when another recession will likely occur.
Here are five action items to better position your business for the next storm:
About Alan Beaulieu
“One of the country’s most informed economists, Alan Beaulieu is a principal of the ITR Economics where he serves as President. Since 1990, he has been consulting with companies throughout the US, Europe, and Asia on how to forecast, plan, and increase their profits based on business cycle trend analysis. Alan is also the Senior Economic Advisor to NAW, Contributing Editor for Industry Week, and the Chief Economist for HARDI.*”
Alan is (unprecedented) three-time presenter at the Annual VACEOS Retreat. He delivers an economic outlook presentation that is a mixed bag of financial stats peppered with specific take aways and occasional bits of humor delivered with comedic precision. His 2012 presentation audio is available for download in it’s entirety to VACEOS members by contacting the office.