Best Of Business 2012

Best Of Business 2012

Is our ride on the recession rollercoaster coming to an end? Here’s hoping. We’ve seen the good signs: lower unemployment, a stronger stock market. We’ve also seen the less-than-positive portents: an unstable European economy, early-rising gas prices, a stubbornly flat housing market. The ride could start up again, without stopping to give us a chance to exit. 

But we’re going to follow the idea that optimism, as long as it’s not blind, offers a more profitable way to see what’s coming. Instead of bemoaning the past, individuals and businesses have responded by becoming more entrepreneurial—trying new approaches, uncovering new opportunities. As any entrepreneur knows, the journey isn’t always smooth. But the future is well worth welcoming.