This short posting is a little different than usual since it really doesn't involve small business directly, but it does provide some encouraging news on a Friday afternoon. A recent article in Time makes the point that perhaps the results of the spill in the Gulf of Mexico may not be as disastrous as originally predicted. Some of the effects will not be known for some time, but at this point it appears we may have dodged a bullet in this disaster.
Two more interesting aspects of this article is that there is a link to a counterpoint to the article about two thirds down on the first page of the article and there is also a link to some very interesting comments. This does relate to small business in one sense, when you are facing some difficult issues in your business the final results may not turn out to be as bad as they initially appeared.