Being Self-Employed in a Bad Economy

It is a hard pill for me to swallow. The fact that the Economy is very weak right now. I am always so optimistic and I am also a problem solver. If business is down normally with a little more hard work I can scrounge up some more business and there you have it, business is back to normal again. This past few months I can not fix the problem. Sales are down and I do not know how to fix it. Unfortunately my half full glass has sprung a leak in it and is slowly becoming half empty.

How can I fix this?
I might not be able to get people to spend more money, but I am thinking I can cut corners in my business so that my end number is the same as before. I am not talking about serving a inferior product, I am thinking by always buying my pieces and parts and supplies on sale it will save money. I have never really had to do this before because business was profitable. Now it looks like a good time to start. 

I do not want to fail in this recession (if that’s what y'all want to call it). I will not let the recession win. I will beat it. It is just going to take a little more work. 

My plan I to start looking through store sales ads. Also clipping more coupons. Luckily I can buy my products just about anywhere and be fine. Now I need to remember I HAVE to use a coupon. I hope that K-mart does the doubles thing again. If I had known about it earlier this time I would have saved more money. I will keep my eye out for that. I hope it happens again.

The other week I bought a bunch of Softsoap with coupons. This is for the business, we wash our hands a lot. The store I normally would buy these from charge $1.49 each. The ones that I just purchased were on sale for .89 and I had a .35 off coupon. They were only .54, that is almost 1/3 of the price I was paying before. This is just one example of how I can do it.

When I set my mind to something I am pretty successful. I will stay updated on how this works out for me.


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