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What Is Your New Year’s Resolution?

USA Today recently published a list of New Year’s Resolutions for small business owners.  Among the recommendations:  strategy tips, such as evaluating what went right in 2007, and tactical advice, such as backing up your data.

What is your resolution for your business for 2008?  Leave a comment here, or share with us on the Elance Talk Forum.


An old legend says

A competition was organized between two groups-demons(asuras) and angels(devatas). The elbow of every member was stiffened with a stick and amrit(holy water) was put in the hands of everyone and asked to drink it.

Demons tried the whole day; but how could they drink it without bending their elbow in order to bring their palms near their mouth. So everyone raised the hand and spilled the amrit.

Angels just took one minute. They offered the water to their fellow mates and everybody became immortal.

So, my resolution is to give. The more you give, the more you get. Then devotion increases automatically.

Hi Cathy,

Thank you for posting this topic. The article you referenced was excellent. I not only printed it for future reference but based an article on the topic. I loved RubyKube's response. Giving is a high priority for my business too and always has been. In 2008 my business resolution is to be fearless. I plan to take more of the big giant leaps of faith which cause your heart to race and stomach to quiver. The past has taught me that the greatest rewards have come when I have not only stepped out of a comfort zone but leaped over a chasm of complete uncertainty.

I hope everyone attains their goals this year and I look forward to hearing about all of the wonderful successes.


Past 2 years went well for me due to opportunities I got from Elance and other resources. Now I am decided to reduce the works and making arrangements to be liberated from loads of works.

I wish everybody should get peace and relaxness along with opportunities.