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I know I’m not alone when I say that the recent economic crisis has hurt my pocketbook. My business ventures are actually proving to be immune to the downturn but my stock investments have taken a big hit. These are what I’m counting on to open my facility in 2-3 months so this has left a little bit of a sour taste in my mouth. No, it’s not going to prevent me from doing anything but it means I have to be that much smarter about how I use my startup funds. These funds WERE one of my major assets as I had invested all of my money from the sale of my home in Baton Rouge in to the stock market and I had actually done VERY well. Despite the big crash, I’m still up quite a bit but I took a big hit….one that I wasn’t really expecting to have to deal with. I’ll watch with interest tonight’s first Presidential debate but as a small business owner, it would seem the winner is pretty clear on who has the best economic plan.