10 Lessons From Small Businesses That Survived the Great Recession

Last week, we sent out a survey inviting businesses that made it through the Great Recession to tell us how they did it. We got hundreds of responses, creating a database that shows the mix of strategies they used to cope with the economic fallout.

The database includes the names of more than 100 companies, with detailed information about how their businesses were impacted, what they did to stave off financial difficulties, and the lessons they learned along the way. Trends subscribers can see the data here.

In addition, we analyzed more than 100 survey responses, pulling out 10 key takeaways that could help your company navigate uncertain times: