I have written about changing business landscapes in this publication for more than a decade now. During this time, we have experienced a shift in technology that created an “adapt or perish” atmosphere. We also experienced a recession so deep, many didn’t expect our industry could bounce back. But, we did.
Today, we face uncertainties once again. Last month, Donald J. Trump stunned the world by being elected the 45th president, leaving global markets initially tumbling, and bullish rallies ever since. There are deep uncertainties about long-standing U.S. policies—both at home and overseas—and many are wondering how we unite a nation so divided.
It will remain to be seen what the true impact his presidency has on our industry and individual businesses, overseas trade agreements and the economy—all matters that will be imperative to the continued survival of our industry. However, it is at least fortunate, for now, that the uncertainty that has been plaguing markets and businesses over the course of the last six months during a bitter campaign season can be laid to rest. We finally know the outcome. I can’t tell you how many business owners have said to me that their companies have nearly ground to a halt because of the fear and uncertainty
surrounding this election.
As for a nation deeply divided, we are a resilient people and I am forever hopeful that having faced uncertainty so many times before, we shall come together, once again, and overcome. Won’t you join me on this journey in 2017?