I just read an article in the newspaper about the rising price of rice due to higher fuel costs. Check out the article here. http://origin.mercurynews.com/valley/ci_9036860
Now they're saying there's a world rice shortage and major suppliers like Costco and Sam’s Club are going to start rationing rice! You have to be kidding!! What's next a shortage on the air we breathe? Oh we already have a shortage of clean air to breathe. We also have a shortage of gas and water. What don't we have a shortage of?
We're using less gas in the
How is this affecting your business? Have you raised your rates or implemented a fuel surcharge? Are you afraid to raise your rates because your clients may disappear? It’s a fine line that you have to walk to keep your business going but also charging enough so you can stay in business. If you can't cover your expenses then it's not worth trying to keep your customers happy by not raising your rates.
I don't remember anytime in my lifetime that things have collapsed so fast. We kept hearing how wonderful the economy was but the only ones reaping the benefits were the huge corporations and the richest one percent of our population. Everyone else slipped further into debt and now the proverbial shit is hitting the fan. Foreclosures and bankruptcies are at record levels and still increasing. With the prices rising faster than the temperature in July in
Make sure you're charging your clients enough to keep your business afloat. If you're living on credit or running your business on credit stop right now and do what you have to so you can stay in the black. It's a scary time right now and nobody's going to be around to bail you out.