Have you thought about opportunities in a new era of excellence?

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Have you thought about opportunities in a new era of excellence?

The days of highly leveraged balance sheets may be gone, but opportunities for growth still abound. They include:

Nurturing small business and medium-size business. Over the next four years, companies with fewer than 100 employees might very well be the engines of US job growth.

Refocusing on American manufacturing. The value of the US dollar and the decrease in leverage could fuel a mini-reindustrialization in the US.

Engaging in smarter, more-focused overseas initiatives, including joint ventures. When capital is in short supply, joint ventures offer an alternative to acquisitions.

Emphasizing sustainable growth, not explosive growth. In today’s environment, “minding the shop” is as important as or perhaps more important than “expanding the shop.”

Committing to operational efficiency and cost management. Reducing costs without sacrificing quality is a new imperative.