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Survey Says!

March 16, 2009

The CI CyberNews CyberPoll for last week asked respondents if they believed that their business’ sales and ROI/profitability levels would ever return to pre-recession levels. The majority of respondents answered in the affirmative, with optimism slightly higher for sales levels (77% vs. 73% for ROI/profitability).

Participants shared a number of interesting comments:

“It will take 18 to 30 months to return to the sales [levels]… Banks must change the way they make loans. They are the ones that got this downturn started.”

“Taxes will not permit [ROI/profitability levels to return to their previous levels]. Carbon taxes, payroll tax increases, health care increases-capitalism is slipping away.”

“In 3-4 years our business will be stronger than ever.”

“This is not a recession about manufacturing but about the financial sector. Global manufacturing was healthy and strong and will be again. We have fought long and hard to get to this point and are as lean as we can get; therefore, we will survive and get back on track long before the financial institutions and union-tormented industries.”

Another participant said, “I enjoy this polling of businesses. Gives me a grassroots view.” Thanks, we enjoy it too! Help us start a dialogue-what do you think about these issues? Please share your thoughts by entering a comment below.

This week’s CyberPoll will take a look at spending levels for growth initiatives. Be sure to check it out!

Many thanks to all of the CI CyberNews readers who have participated in our CyberPolls. Not a CI CyberNews subscriber? Follow this link to sign up for your free subscription!
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