I've noticed that in the last 6 months, it's gotten harder and harder to sell a job over $1k. I have the feeling that people are going to hoard any cash that they have for 2009 and into 2010. What are some ways that we can grow significantly in a down economy? Options for companies with good cash positions: Buy accounts from people going out of business (making sure that the accounts are profitable and you pay a fair price). Set up some low overhead rigs and drop prices some (add lots of volume, but on lower margins). Advertise, Advertise, Advertise and don't change anything about current business model. If you're in debt: Try to keep your head above water an pay your obligations. Sell to me. These are just some things that I've been thinking about. Please add to the list and criticize what I posted. If you don't agree with something, please state why.