Hard to believe that summer is almost over. I’m sure many of you are already thinking of the fall and winter heating season.

Hard to believe that summer is almost over. I’m sure many of you are already thinking of the fall and winter heating season. So what is the plan of attack? And how do you think business will stack up compared to last year’s heating season?

In a recent poll on the Snips homepage, we asked our readers how their business was fairing this summer as compared to last summer. An overwhelming majority, 74 percent, said business was worse than last summer. Only 19 percent said it was about the same as last year, with a miniscule 7 percent of readers saying business was better than last year.

I have to wonder if the heating season is going to be the same. And if it is, what are your plans to stay busy and still turn a profit? Let us know your thoughts on the state of the economy and what you are doing to stay successful. I always love to hear your comments.