ASTA is offering its members a white paper titled "Investing in a Recession." "Recessions can be difficult, but just hunkering down and waiting it out is not your only option," ASTA said. "Some business executives see economic downturns as an opportunity to invest and grow. The strategies you set in motion during a downturn can affect your business in the future. Ask yourself, is now the best time to make an investment in your business?" ASTA also is inviting members to join Paul Ruden, senior vice president of legal and industry affairs, as he presents a webinar today that covers a range of issues.