London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) June 09, 2009 -- A recession could be an ideal time to launch a new business say the experts. If that's what you're doing then all the free marketing and sales resources you need are waiting for you at Marketing Donut, a new small business marketing resource that's backed by Royal Mail and Google.
Marketing Donut's customer service expert Derek Williams says the current recession has some excellent conditions for starting a new venture. He cites falling costs and cheaper credit as distinct advantages, as well as the fact that competitors may be busy downsizing or simply riding out the recession.
"I think many salespeople have stopped selling because they don't think they're going to get a sale," he says.
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