Recession-beating Ideas

Last Updated Nov 26, 2008 12:05 AM EST

BNET has put together a Smart Business for Tough Times guide, with 12 tactics that might help your business ride things out. Most of them are geared for large businesses with at least some access to capital markets and custom research, but they may jog some good ideas for businesses of all sorts.

In addition, here are some posts on other tactics and strategies, like changing business directions, Five reasons to start a business now, and How to Ride the Economic Waves.
And, if things get really bad, here's Gary Becker on why bankruptcy might be good for GM -- and the economy.

  • Michael Fitzgerald

    Michael Fitzgerald writes about innovation and other big ideas in business for publications like the New York Times, The Economist, Fast Company, Inc. and CIO. He’s worked as a writer or editor at Red Herring, ZDNet, TechTV and Computerworld, and has received numerous awards as a writer and editor. Most recently, his piece on the hacker collective the l0pht won the 2008 award for best trade piece from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He was also a 2007 Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science and Religion.