Articles on the Threats and Opportunities Presented by Recessions

The articles listed below cover how recessions can provide opportunities, and some ways to turn recessions to your advantage. Click the headline to read the full article.

Why this is Absolutely the Best Time to Start a Small Business

Update, 2nd October 2020: This was originally written in 2011 but the message is as relevant in today’s pandemic-driven recession as it was then. Thousands of people have lost jobs and income and, for many in the over 50s age group, the chances of restoring them are small. Original article starts here: The economy has… Read more

Can a Blog Replace a Resume? Yes, Absolutely!

I saw an interesting question today: can a blog replace a resume? My answer was ‘Yes’. If not a blog then a properly done web presence not only can, but should replace a resume (especially if you’re environmentally conscious). There are plenty of social media sites where anyone can set up a profile and create… Read more

Beat the Recession: Start Your Own Business

In the dotcom bust of 2001 the company I was working for went out of business, owing me a lot of money in unpaid salary and benefits. It was 9 months before I got another job and the combination pretty much wiped me out. In today’s pandemic-driven recession many people have had the same experience –… Read more

5 Ways to Turn Recessions into Opportunities

With levels of personal debt at all time highs, plus falling home equity values, feelings of insecurity during this pandemic-caused recession are even stronger than usual. That usually sends people into ‘survival’ mode, which is the worst mode to be in. Time to develop a side hustle Any business knows that you should never have… Read more