We're occasionally accused of being unduly negative in our economic coverage these days.
So at BBC Scotland, we deliberately went on the lookout for good news stories in the midst of recession.
We left aside the fact that there has been balance to the coverage.
And what we found was not just about the boom times for insolvency lawyers, car repair shops and cobblers.
Nor is it just those for those who are awaiting the upturn, when they can take advantage of their rivals' weakness.
There are plenty of companies holding steady or even planning for growth in the midst of recession.
And on The Business on Radio Scotland this weekend, presenter Graham Stewart and producer Magnus Bennett have picked a wide range of stories about those doing just fine, from childcare to oil services to sushi to fake tan, and from Aberdeen to Galashiels.
ProStrakan, for instance, is a Borders-based company with a good story to tell about its drug delivery system.
Instead of chemotherapy being injected, cancer drugs can now be taken by 'transdermal' patch, similar to a nicotine patch.
Its prospects are strong in the US, as it staffs up for a big sales push.
There's an unusual story from a trio of Japanese nationals made redundant by JVC in East Kilbride last year, who decided they wanted to stay in Scotland, and have had a strong start to a sushi company called Bento Box, which has just taken a supply order for Peckhams delicatessen chain.
Hear more about these and more at 10am on Sunday 3 May on Radio Scotland, or you can listen again on the BBC iplayer or on The Business podcast.