As we come to the close of a difficult 2008 for many businesses, what sound advice can financial experts offer? BusinessWest asks two teams what we can do to not only get to the other side of the recession, but to get there in good shape ahead of the competition. Some of the advice might be familiar, some might be new, but everyone agrees that the time to act is now. The discussion about whether the nation is in a recession is officially over; the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), which gets to call such things, announced late last month that a recession actually started about a year ago.

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Executive coaching is hardly a recent phenomenon, but it is gaining growing acceptance within the business community as a way to help managers improve everything from time management to public speaking to delegation skills. Professionals are forever searching for ways to maximize everything from their time to their profits, all the while struggling to remain true to their beliefs, their values, and the reasons they got into their career of choice in the first place. The savvy ones realized long ago that a fan base telling them how great their last decision was isn’t going to get them very far. They don’t want scores of fans in the bleachers and a team of cheerleaders boosting their spirits at every turn.

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