Everywhere we go lately, we hear business owners and managers saying that things are slow. Obviously, that’s not a good thing – but, you can squeeze something positive out of this negative if you use these slow periods to your advantage. When it’s slack, work with your team to improve operations and customer service. Have impromptu meetings to get valuable input from your staff. Talk with customers and ask for suggestions. If you use your “extra” time productively, your business will benefit when the economy rebounds.