Well here we are at the end of another year. Boy did it go fast. This has been another good year both professionally and personally. Personally, our family is healthy and happy. We've grown together as a family and done a ton of fun things together this year. Professionally business has been good. While, looking purely monetarily, 2006 has been about equal to 2005s production, things seem to be picking up none-the-less so I'm looking forward to a good 2007.
So where is the new year leading us? Not sure yet. Where am I trying to drag it (perhaps kicking and screaming)...well I want to make this year the year that we break out of the mold and take the business to the next level. To me that means, going after new clients while still maintaining good relationships and high levels of service to our current clients. This will be a big challenge for me. I'm not a real outgoing person and the thought of putting myself out on a limb and trying to attract new clients is kind of scary. Most of my business so far as been word of mouth and that's easy when you come recommended to someone. But to sell our services to someone I've not met and has no reason to believe that we can help them, well that's a different story.
Another step in growing the business is to look at creating a product that we can sell and service in niche markets. Yes we have ideas on what those products are and which niches to attack, but no...I'm not sharing :-> This could be a huge step (and a lot of work) but would be a good step for us.
In closing, if 2007 is even close to as good as 2006, then I'll be happy, but I'm not content to stop there. So we shall see what 2007 brings and we'll trust in the good Lord that He will provide all we need and will open and shut the doors as they come before us.
God Bless you all and here's looking forward to a good and prosperous 2007.