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Turning the page on 2009

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

The year isn't quite over, but I am ready to say goodbye to it. I find myself looking back and thinking about how different my business was this year, mostly because of the devastation in the form of foreclosures all around me. I made more money than I thought I would and I spent less. My mindset at the beginning of the year was to prepare for the worst. I went through my monthly business expenses and cut them. I canceled a few services, and in areas where I felt I was spending too much I figured out how to spend less without starving my business. Then I went through monthly household bills and managed to save a few hundred dollars each month just by bundling some services, changing providers and in one case changing the frequency of service. My strategy for this entire year has been to be flexible. The market changed and I recognized that I needed to change with it. Everything I experienced happened before anyone wrote advice on how to handle it, because that is how it...