In the global economic crisis of 2008, we watched companies – big and small – just mindlessly cut costs instead of reexamining their business practices. So we wrote this simple guide of 50 tips that companies should do BEFORE they just fire employees. Over the years, we thought this booklet would go out of date. But the tips make sense whether your business is growing, holding its own or declining. And with the online revolution sweeping up more and more legacy businesses in its path, the advice seems more relevant than ever. From simple, basic things like lowering your utility bills by, say, changing your light bulbs to energy efficient ones to more sophisticated strategies like looking for capable sales people and employees who were just let go unnecessarily from your competitors. All in all, it’s a handy, indispensable guide for any business in any type of economy.