- Our Services
- About Us
- Leaders We Serve
- News & Events
- Strategy Center
TRANSITION, CHANGE, EVOLVE AND THRIVE
The key to success in the new world economy requires a different approach, a fresh and prudent perspective. During times of change it is the leader of the organization, regardless of title, that takes on the responsibility for the ultimate success or stagnation of their enterprise.
At SJW Strategic Solutions we work proactively across the United States to guide, coach and analyze businesses in transition by elevating leaders and entrepreneurs to reach their maximum potential while achieving their professional objectives.
7931 Augusta Lane
Concord, OH 44077
Concord, OH 44077
SJW Strategic Solutions
1746 Venezia Court
Naples, FL 34105
Naples, FL 34105
Financial & Economic Brief - November 26th, 2014
• Confidence Grows in Global Economy - Figures indicate there is improvement in the U.S. economy, the European Central Bank pledged to raise inflation quickly, and China lowered lending rates.
• German Morale Rebounds - The German economy, the largest in Europe, is gaining energy after averting a recession in the third quarter of 2014.
• A Part-Time Economy - According to CNNMoney’s analysis of data from the U.S. Labor Department, California is the hardest state for part-time workers to find full-time jobs.
Financial & Economic Brief - November 12th, 2014
• Gas Prices Fall, Spending Increases - The average price of regular unleaded gas has fallen to $2.99 a gallon from $3.70 this summer, below $3.00 for the first time in four years.
• Glass Half Full or Half Empty? - The upside of the economy is that unemployment is at a six year low, gas is under $3.00 a gallon, and job growth is the best since 1999.
• Russia Cuts Forecasts - The Russian Central bank is forecasting three years of economic stagnation, cutting its forecasts down to near zero.
Financial & Economic Brief - October 29th, 2014
• Fed Will Likely Wait to Hike Rates - After an unstable month in the financial markets and a scheduled two-day meeting this week, the Fed will likely continue to wait before hiking interest rates.
• Euro Bank Audit Results - The Eurozone economy continues to struggle and fears have increased that multinational company profits and revenues are at risk.
• Consumer-Directed Health Plans Growing - More and more employers are offering consumer-directed health plans that come with high deductibles of $1,500 for individual coverage.
Financial & Economic Brief - October 22nd, 2014
• IBM Losses Stimulate Retreat - International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) stock fell 7.3% last week as it struggles to “transform quickly enough” to the change to cloud computing.
• Japan’s Consumption Tax - In April Japan decided to raise its consumption tax from 5% to 8% in order to control the growing public debt.
• China’s Corporate Debt Levels Rising - China’s corporate debt is now the world’s largest at $14.2 trillion and economists are starting to worry that too many loans have gone to underperforming firms.
Financial & Economic Brief - October 15th, 2014
• German Stocks Plunge - On Friday stocks in Germany’s biggest companies dropped by 2%, to about 8,800, threatening a third German recession since 2008.
• Consumer Spending Gives U.S. Advantage - Despite deteriorating growth overseas and fragile financial markets, U.S. consumer spending is likely to keep the U.S. economy from faltering.
• OPEC Warns of Even Lower Oil Prices - With a warmer winter predicted in the U.S., and the resulting lower demand for heating oil, oil prices, already dropping downward, are likely to continue to fall.
Financial & Economic Brief - October 8th, 2014
• Tech Companies’ Growth: New Bubble? - High-tech companies in the Bay Area are flourishing, and some are speculating on whether this represents a “bubble” similar to the one 15 years ago.
• Unemployment Rate Drops - For the first time in six years the U.S. unemployment rate in September fell below 6%, to 5.9%.
• Greece’s New Budget: Growth and Lower Taxes - Greece’s budget, released today, shows that it has largely reached its growth and budget surplus goals under its 240 billion euro EU/IMF bailout.