'We must hire regardless of the fiscal cliff'
Eric Ryan
The expert: Eric Ryan
The company: Co-Founder and Chief Brand Architect, Method

"Our business is enjoying great growth, which is putting us in a position that we must hire regardless of the looming fiscal cliff. If we don't, our business will slow down because of missed opportunities.

"As a premium positioned brand, our biggest fear is a hit to consumer spending power due to more money flowing to the government. This country is so dependent on consumer spending to fuel the economy that any increase in government revenue brings risk of economic slowdown."

- Last updated December 17 2012 11:37 AM ET
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