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ITR Experts Say Management Planning

Pricing and the Golden Rule
By ITR Economics on June 21, 2022

Inflation feels like a new threat to the economy, but in reality it is an old ghost from the past. Dealing with inflation as business managers is about protecting profit margins,...

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ITR Experts Say Management Planning

Three Reasons to Lead With Optimism on the Back Side of the Business Cycle
By ITR Economics on June 9, 2022

"Lead with optimism" is one of our Management Objectives™ that we reinforce when times are uncertain. The casual reader might picture a business owner or executive stretching her mouth into...

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ITR Experts Say Budget Planning

Rates Are Rising – Should You Still Borrow?
By ITR Economics on June 3, 2022

We’ve all heard rates are going up. The chart shows US Government Long-Term Bond Yields, a good general gauge of interest rates. We are using the three-month moving average (3MMA) to smooth...

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ITR Experts Say Management Planning

Use Your Competitive Advantages to Navigate This Pricing Environment
By ITR Economics on May 12, 2022

"Highlight your competitive advantages so you do not have to compete on price alone."This is a Management Objective™ we frequently give to our clients, and, in today's environment of rising...

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ITR Experts Say Management Planning

Don't Underestimate the Slowing Growth Ahead
By ITR Economics on April 21, 2022

Earlier in April, ITR Vice President of Economics Jackie Greene issued a pointed warning to our readers: Just because we have forecasted a "soft landing" – or no-recession scenario – for...

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ITR Experts Say Internal Forecasting

The Limitations of Logic
By ITR Economics on April 19, 2022

We all make assumptions every day, and they make logical sense to us at the time. But relying solely on such assumptions – and neglecting to test your hypothesis – can lead you to misread a...

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