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Bad Times Ahead?

Stay lean from the start...just in case

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Entrepreneurs tend to take on extra expenses when times are good, but this can sink you if recession strikes. Look out for over-reliance on high-priced professional advisors, products that don't carry their weight, and even marginal customers you'd be better off without. Also think twice before adding expenses that may be hard to cut, such as employees.