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If you have been in business for a while, you know that times are not always good. The first sign of a slowdown may come from a conversation with an architect, who tells you how little work is on the boards. Then someone with whom you have been planning a project for six months decides to postpone construction indefinitely. Before you know it, your workload is so low that you can't keep all your people employed, and you're faced with the hard task of laying off some of your crew. What can you do to survive in lean times? I always read articles like this looking for the one thing that will put my business in perfect