I am not going to harp on about any statistics or any comments made by the so called experts. All I would like to see here is a real discussion on what you actually think and what your actually seeing out there on the streets. For several months now I have speaking directly to business owners and I have seen a very clear trend with most of them. The exceptions being liquor stores and video stores .I will explain soon.
In my time speaking to businesses there has been a very downward spiral in their sales. Since Easter there has been a drop off to very slim pickings in terms of sales. I have even noticed this within the business I have been working where I have noticed sales drop to half of what they were 4 months ago and we haven’t been alone in this. I have had almost all of the 400 businesses I am dealing with say the same thing except for those exceptions I said before.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to think that its hard out there now. Just drive down the main street of Christchurch or any City in New Zealand and see how many businesses are closed down and how many shops are closed.
Is winter going to be a downturn in the masses where we see much more the redundancies that we are already seeing. From what I see most business owners have less money. The waged people are safe until their employer can’t pay them anymore which is seeing most keep their hands in their pocket when it comes to spending and only spend limited amounts when they need to. This is why the liquor stores and video stores seem to be doing well as people must be staying home drinking and entertaining.
In your observation what are you seeing. Have you been in or are you in a situation that is causing you to budget. Please leave comments, let us know what’s happening out there on the ground.