It was an extremely slow week for new SOA work.  In peak times, we receive 15-20 correspondences/day.  This week:  3.  I've spoken with other owners of small consultant firms -- they report the same findings.  Just a few weeks ago, new SOA business seemed to be on an uptick.    Our thinking is that the early week snowstorm contributed to a slow week -- existing work gets backed up and planning for future work gets pushed to the next week.  In any event, I'll have another report next Friday.