The economy is presenting new challenges for business owners that are really just old challenges that we have not seen for a long time.
A recent article I ready at OnlineAthens.com points out that inflation has become business owners main concern for the first time in 27 years. The last time inflation was at the top of the list was in 1981!
Business owners who have not been in business that long really have no practical experience in dealing with inflation. You would have to be at least in your mid-40's to have seen inflation be a significant business issue.
These are trying to times for business owners and finding a CEO PEER GROUP to join that has members with varied experiences can help develop strategies to address the economy.
Here is the link to the OnlineAthens.com article http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/072008/business_2008072000129.shtml