Sales Are Running Flat: Cartoon

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I love the noon business report on my local radio station. Every day they talk about the economy, interesting companies and the financial markets. It’s good stuff, but my favorite part is the jargon.

Prices are mixed, growth is negative, triggers are pulled – it’s like a cartoonist’s candy store.

So when a guest complained of “sales flattening” during a recent interview, my ears perked up and this business cartoon wasn’t far behind.


Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website,

5 Reactions
  1. Lol, I love it; espcially when I saw the “Ironing Inc.” 🙂


  2. Hi Ti, It’s a cute play on words. Someone on Twitter said about it, “What’s next, a cartoon about a vacuum cleaner company with the line ‘Sales suck’?” Cartoons lend themselves to all sorts of double meanings. 😀

    – Anita

  3. Those are some of my favorite kinds of cartoons – where you can turn something negative into a positive or vice-versa.

  4. This cartoon would be hilarious even without the “Ironing, Inc.” clue. In fact, I only discovered that later!

  5. You know I was wondering if that was necessary and erred on the side of caution. Maybe I’ll take it out though…

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