Running a business is hard on its own but it can get even tougher when you have to deal with a dreary economy. Sometimes even your best efforts barely get you anywhere. But you soldier on anyway. Doing business in a developed country definitely has its perks but it has its share of troubles, too. Nonetheless:
Small business owners feel more confident about the economy now than they did six months ago, but that's not saying a lot: Most expect a flat economy this year.
That's according to a survey conducted by the National Small Business Association, which takes the pulse of small business owners twice a year. Only 27 percent of small business owners think the economy will grow this year, and 17 percent think a recession is imminent.
Plus, only 30 percent of small business owners plan to increase the size of their work force over the next 12 months. Ten percent plan to reduce their number of employees.
With the economy that is seemingly unexciting, it's hard to keep a positive outlook when you're a small business owner. Sure, bigger corporations make it look so easy but how will your floundering businesses cope up? It is likely that you'll feel every bump on the road as you harness all resources in order for you to stay afloat.
If you're looking for different results, maybe you should consider doing business on your own terms. Perhaps, a virtual office in DC setup can work for you.
Yes, an office in DC for a small business is possible with Metro Offices. In the professional industry for more than 25 years, Metro Offices has been providing DC virtual office solutions to businesses of all shapes and sizes. They tout an array of products and services to meet whatever needs you have. Part-time and full-time packages are available so you can choose what will suit your corporate and logistical needs. With rates going as low as less than $2 a day, their programs are designed to accommodate even the tightest of budgets that a small company will need to work with.
(Article Excerpt from Most small businesses expect a flat economy this year, Washington Business Journal, February 28, 2014)