By Katherine Gifford of Moraware
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night to get a glass of water and stubbed your big toe on the nearest table? Well, inflation is kinda like that. Except instead of hurting your toe, it hurts your bottom line. It also hurts your ability to get supplies, ability to pay your vendors and employees, sales, productivity, and, and, and… And to make matters worse, the pain of inflation lasts much longer than a couple minutes of toe throbbing.
I suppose you could say inflation hurts a *bit* more than stubbing your toe, and this past year hasn’t been the easiest for countertop fabricators to bear. In the past twelve months, the U.S. inflation rate has been just over 9%, which is the largest increase in the past 40 years!
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to make it hurt less. Here are a few tips you can use to help your countertop fabrication business grit its teeth and get through these tricky times. Yay for positivity!