In 2008, I made a resolution to get my business going again after having a baby in 2006. I finally feel like I’m back on my entrepreneurial feet again. I was still struggling almost two years post partum, but the last 6 months have been much more on track - physically, mentally, creatively, spiritually.
So my 2009 business resolution is to grow the business and bring on my first corporate employee who will also be my business partner. Bringing on another person versus working with independent contractors is a big leap for me. I wasn’t thinking my Internet consulting business would be anything more than a way to bring in some extra income for my family and work on things I enjoy, namely blogging, podcasting and social media marketing campaigns.
This is my 3rd or 4th business, depending on how you count them, and I’m as excited about my social media marketing company as I was when I started an Internet company in January 1995. Despite the down economy, I really feel like we’re onto something.
With newspapers dying across the country and many media outlets bringing their content online and building communities around it, businesses and organizations are looking for innovative and more cost-effective ways to market. Social media fits the bill, especially since today’s consumer is less influenced by traditional advertising and much more influenced by social networks-powered word-of-mouth.
So I’m confident I can grow my business this year and really look forward to doing it.
What is YOUR 2009 Business Resolution? What was your resolution in 2008 and did you keep it?