Is your company ready for the next recession? It’s now possible to not only survive the next recession but also leverage the situation to profit and grow your business 10X!

Acclaimed authors, speakers, and business consultants, Jonathan Slain and Paul Belair, have just released their popular workshops in an interactive book, Rock the Recession: How Successful Entrepreneurs Prepare for, Thrive During, and Create Wealth After Downturns. In Rock the Recession, business-minded readers will discover the critical questions that need to be examining in order to turn what most might be scared of, fearful for, or outright panicked about, into well thought-out decisions that can make the difference between a business going bust or accelerating its profitability, no matter the economic climate.

“Our book is about how you can actually look forward to the next recession,” says Slain. “While other are often focused on how to recession proof your business and batten down the hatches to survive the next recession, Rock the Recession is about leveraging the opportunities that every recession brings to build wealth and financial freedom.”

This interactive book walks you through the twenty key questions to ask when determining whether or not your company is ready for the next recession, provides a recommended reading list for preparing, action items for getting the right pit crew lined up,and more. At the end, you’ll be able to benchmark your preparedness and understand next steps to improve your Recession Readiness Assessment Score!

There are lots of companies surviving day-to-day with no plan for achieving breakout growth during the next recession,” adds Belair. “Rock the Recession will help them to build a better company, better life, and better bottom line!”

In Rock the Recession, Slain and Belair demonstrate today’s businesses are mired in complacency by revealing that most are not prepared for the next recession, as well as the following themes:

  • The biggest mistakes companies are making
  • That a recession may be disguised in many ways for your company
  • How to “clean house” to prepare to thrive in your next challenging business cycle
  • How to make sure you have a strong culture that will outlive a recession
  • The characteristics of people you would “clone”and how to undercover them in hew hires
  • The #1 factor for growth in any economy
  • Paul’s top ten list for achieving your dream outcome in life

“You wouldn’t want to change a tire when you’re on the highway going seventy miles per hour,” continues Belair. “That’s exactly what it’s going to feel like if you try to create your recession plan during a recession, which is why being proactive and preparing in advance is critical to surviving and thriving a downturn.”



Having come from the world of investment banking, working on mergers and acquisitions, Jonathan Slain has seen firsthand how businesses with successful leadership mistakenly hit plateaus. Now, working exclusively with founders, owners, CEOs, and management teams, Slain uses that experience to help best-in-class companies worldwide achieve their vision of success. Whether working with entrepreneurial niche/specialty firms or large corporations ($10M+ in annual revenue), the direction and insight Slain imparts positions businesses to advance to levels they dream about often, but rarely achieve on their own.

Paul Belair wasn’t scared when the Great Recession hit. He invested $1 million to purchase a business and just five years later sold it for over $70 million dollars. He achieved an American dream exit by using the Recession Gearbox model outlined in his new book, Rock the Recession, co-authored with Slain, to create an intentional recession preparation plan.

Belair is a CPA and an MBA, and currently serves as chair of the Young Presidents’ Organization Construction Industry Network.

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Rock the Recession is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other major booksellers.



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