As mentioned a few a few posts ago, no one in the world knows what the short-term future holds for the economy. We could be headed for grim times.
But as we've also discussed in this forum, you shouldn't worry about it. Seth Godin agrees:
"If everyone around you is sure the economy is tanking, that the end is near, that time is up and the company is headed for the tubes, it's almost impossible to find a creative solution."
Seth was a marketing rock star, but he has become appreciably more than that. Remember this quote when you feel nervous about the economy. Fear temporarily weakens your creativity muscles.