Something is different, in the last few weeks the phones are ringing more.  My clients and friends seem to be in better moods and its not just the weather!   The small business community is starting to feel the economic uptick.  It is not just spring fever, there are real indicators that things are picking up, such as the  improvments in GDP, housing starts, and the Dow Jones

Just a few statistics comparing Q1 2009 to Q1 2010.  While not overwhelmingly positive, there is a clear indication the economy is moving in the right direction.

Q1 2009 Q1 2010
Dow Jones                      7,200                    11,232
Annual Housing Starts                 358,000                 515,000
GDP -6.7 2.4

If you have been holiding back, waiting for things to get better, the time is now!  Start investing now in your business.  If you wait, the economy will pass you by!