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Richard Gabel
Coworking, Office Space and Meeting Rooms / Strategic and Business Planning Consultant
Issaquah, Washington
Posted by Richard Gabel, Issaquah, Washington | May 09, 2011

Subscribe to The Biznik Community Time for an Economic Update - How's Business Everyone?

Following the great recession, we've been on a long hard slog to recovery. How are all you out there feeling? Have you seen an improvement this year over last?


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19 Bizniks have posted replies

  • Cruise and Tour Specialist 
San Diego, California 
Helen Brahms
    Posted by Helen Brahms, San Diego, California | May 09, 2011

    Hey Richard, I'm feeling great!! Business has been good and I have noticed a HUGE improvement over last year.

    How about you?

  • Coworking, Office Space and Meeting Rooms / Strategic and Business Planning Consultant 
Issaquah, Washington 
Richard Gabel
    Posted by Richard Gabel, Issaquah, Washington | May 09, 2011

    Same thing. Starting in November of 2010 business has been raging compared to the last 2 years.

  • Tax Professional and IRS Representation 
Blaine, Washington 
Bill Bradfield, EA
    Posted by Bill Bradfield, EA, Blaine, Washington | May 14, 2011

    Hi Richard,

    I'm feeling great although a bit pinched due to high gas prices and rising commodity prices. I fear stagflation on the horizon. I hope this is not the calm before the next storm.

    My busines has grown about 30% year over year, so I can't complain.

    Bill

  • Coworking, Office Space and Meeting Rooms / Strategic and Business Planning Consultant 
Issaquah, Washington 
Richard Gabel
    Posted by Richard Gabel, Issaquah, Washington | May 15, 2011

    Bill,

    We're all looking forward to your next article on the secrets of your success. Fantastic results, keep up the great work.

  • Tax Professional and IRS Representation 
Blaine, Washington 
Bill Bradfield, EA
    Posted by Bill Bradfield, EA, Blaine, Washington | May 15, 2011

    Thank you Richard. I haven't quite decided what my next topic will be. Now that tax season is over, I have some time to think about it.

    Bill

  • Holistic Business Coach 
Portland, Oregon 
Taylor Ellwood
    Posted by Taylor Ellwood, Portland, Oregon | May 17, 2011

    Slowly but surely, I've seen some improvement...but We're not out of the 2nd great depression yet.

  • Coworking, Office Space and Meeting Rooms / Strategic and Business Planning Consultant 
Issaquah, Washington 
Richard Gabel
    Posted by Richard Gabel, Issaquah, Washington | May 17, 2011

    My retirement has been postponed indefinitely.

  • merchant services / credit card processing Art Torelli 
Seattle, Washington 
Arthur Torelli
    Posted by Arthur Torelli, Seattle, Washington | May 18, 2011

    Everything is picking up. I see a lot of new activity everywhere.

  • Coworking, Office Space and Meeting Rooms / Strategic and Business Planning Consultant 
Issaquah, Washington 
Richard Gabel
    Posted by Richard Gabel, Issaquah, Washington | May 18, 2011

    Great to hear Arthur

  • President | Director of Production 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Jeff High
    Posted by Jeff High, Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 19, 2011

    Our work falls primarily under discretionary marketing (with the exception of websites which have kept us profitable for the past two years), and our services are often among the first budget cuts when a recession hits (while I debate the wisdom of this, it's a fact of business).

    But we're seeing a steady increase in new business, a fairly good sign that things are improving in general, not just for our niche.

  • Coworking, Office Space and Meeting Rooms / Strategic and Business Planning Consultant 
Issaquah, Washington 
Richard Gabel
    Posted by Richard Gabel, Issaquah, Washington | May 19, 2011

    Sounds like another vote for a recovery-in-process. Let's hope it continues Jeff.

  • Tax Professional and IRS Representation 
Blaine, Washington 
Bill Bradfield, EA
    Posted by Bill Bradfield, EA, Blaine, Washington | May 21, 2011

    You said your retirement has been postponed. I tell people I have failed retirement twice. I intend to keep working as long as I can. I'm not sure I could stand being totally retired. Although I have lots of hobbys, I prefer to stay active as an entrepreneur.

    Bill

  • Coworking, Office Space and Meeting Rooms / Strategic and Business Planning Consultant 
Issaquah, Washington 
Richard Gabel
    Posted by Richard Gabel, Issaquah, Washington | May 21, 2011

    You and I are of like mind Bill. I tell my kids that vacation and sick time is for slackers. They don't always agree, but I love what I do and I can't imagine not working. The great recession is good excuse. I have no doubt I'll make up the lost ground and just keep going.

    Good for you, keep up the the great work. What's life if you don't keep on sharing what you know with others. What others share with me empowers me and fuels the urge to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Tax Professional and IRS Representation 
Blaine, Washington 
Bill Bradfield, EA
    Posted by Bill Bradfield, EA, Blaine, Washington | May 21, 2011

    Richard,

    Well said. By the way, did you recently change your picture?

    Bill

  • Coworking, Office Space and Meeting Rooms / Strategic and Business Planning Consultant 
Issaquah, Washington 
Richard Gabel
    Posted by Richard Gabel, Issaquah, Washington | May 21, 2011

    Yes I did. More serious and up to date.

  • Certified Public Accountant 
Seattle, Washington 
Laura Dodson, CPA
    Posted by Laura Dodson, CPA, Seattle, Washington | May 22, 2011

    Economy is picking up.

    Don't knock the vacation and the time off that we all need to take off. All of my worst jobs where the boss glared at me when I had the audacity to take a day off. They and that attitude are in my rear view mirror. :)

  • Health & Life Insurance Broker 
Auburn, Washington 
Ron Copple, RHU, LUTCF
    Posted by Ron Copple, RHU, LUTCF, Auburn, Washington | May 24, 2011

    My retirement has been postponed also. Business has been good, but commissions have been reduced, so it is a double edged sword.

  • Coworking, Office Space and Meeting Rooms / Strategic and Business Planning Consultant 
Issaquah, Washington 
Richard Gabel
    Posted by Richard Gabel, Issaquah, Washington | May 24, 2011

    Good luck to you Ron.

  • Health & Life Insurance Broker 
Auburn, Washington 
Ron Copple, RHU, LUTCF
    Posted by Ron Copple, RHU, LUTCF, Auburn, Washington | May 24, 2011

    Thanks Richard, always looking for additional luck LOL. I enjoy helping those with their insurance needs and concerns so will keep moving forward.