Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke stated today that he expects interest rates to remain low for an “extended period” while the economy struggles out of the recession, given high unemployment and tight credit. He expects rates to remain low as, according to him, inflation is under control. Is your company prepared to face an extended, slow recovery? Have you factored this into your projections? Do you maintain monthly financial projections, complete with a cash flow forecast, and update those with actuals?
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and escalating tensions with China, American companies are actively seeking alternatives to mitigate their supply chain risks and reduce dependence on Chinese manufacturing. Nearshoring, the process of relocating operations closer to home, has emerged as an explosive opportunity for American and Mexican companies to collaborate like never before.