Signs 'o the Times


Posted on January 1, 1970 by Blake Leath

595,000 small businesses closed in 2008.1

2,500,000 jobs were lost within small businesses in 2008.2

Americans' net worth increased $2 Trillion in Q2 2009 due to increasing stock prices.3

And Southwest Airlines has announced they are discontinuing lemons.  Literally.  No more lemons in any in-flight drinks.  This will save them approximately $100,000 in the next twelve months.4   (I remember American Airlines removed one olive from every first-class salad...way back in the 90s...and it saved them $42,000/year.)   

As has been the case for a year-and-a-half, there continues to be sobering news, the periodic ray of hope, and examples that show the macro-consequences of micro-movements.


1&2Source: Small Business Administration

3&4Source: ABC News