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Thanks for this compelling and deeply thought out question. Very nice work.
One of the reasons some businesses are failing is lack of information about what can not only help them survive but thrive in any economy. Companies need to know how to let people know they exist and for most the current mode of advertising is no longer working as effectively as it used to. The corporation formed by me has learned to promote more effectively and is earning money. This is in spite of many setbacks and learning to do things on a much tighter budget. Our "secret weapon" is the internet. The biggest trouble with this for most is the time factor. If you can't get things in place fast enough you can fail anyway. If you don't have money to survive on until things get moving. Another reason businesses fail is the owners "get in a rut" thinking the operating of their business is the most important thing. If your not constantly improving you will be left behind.