Small-business owners could take several lessons away from a white-water rafting excursion, USA TODAY columnist Rhonda Abrams writes. Drawing parallels between the two, Abrams says entrepreneurs need to choose the right size and type of water, find a good guide and assemble a good team. When the waters get rough, there is a tendency to just hold on tight, but Abrams says that is when you have to navigate the dangers and keep on paddling.
The commercial real estate sector is not expected to get help in the form of a big government rescue package. "Housing probably gets more attention because it's a big part of household wealth and, at its peak, it was a much bigger portion of the economy than [commercial] real estate," says Abiel Reinhart, an economist at JPMorgan Chase.