Small Business / Big Goals: Business Resolutions to Inspire

January 3, 2017


Whew, 2016 was a pretty eventful 365 days! Despite the controversial twists and turns it threw our way, there were also some highlights: The Juno spacecraft reached Jupiter, use of solar power started to rise, Leo (finally) won an Oscar…and you grew your business.

As we say ‘so long’ to 2016 and welcome 2017, let’s look forward to the amazing things you will accomplish over the coming months. New years resolutions are a great way to put a stake in the ground when it comes to setting business goals and there’s no better time to do it than the beginning of a fresh, new year.

We asked some FreshBooks customers what *they* plan on accomplishing this year. Here are their 2017 small business resolutions:

goal setting“Increase number of clients for the Spring 2017 music education session and introduce a video series on how music works.” – Peter Metzger, C&P Music Education


goal setting“Develop better control of editing and culling of photos–maybe even hire an office assistant.” – Sandra-Lee Layden, Sandra-Lee Photography


Related: What to know before hiring your first employee


goal setting“Increase recurring revenue by 100%!” – Mat O’Flynn, Gilded Agency


goal setting“Increase the number of services and products offered to clients.” – Patrina Pelton-Smith, Trinity Consulting Services


goal setting“Increase my passive income by 100% and manage my schedule more carefully do I don’t overload myself.” – Matthew Lee, Farland Lee Studios


Related: How to create passive income


goal setting“Transition to a more modular and package-oriented business model. This will keep my prices competitive and allow me to serve more clients.” –Jules Webb, Web Designer


business consulting“Create more online courses for entrepreneurs and have them generating at least 50% of my income by the end of 2017.” – Kerstin Auer, Tools For Better


goal setting“Implement by inbound marketing strategy.” – Yvette Montague, MModern Marketing


What heights will *your* business reach in 2017? Let us know in the comments below.



about the author

Content Editor, FreshBooks Amanda is a content editor at FreshBooks, writing and producing blog content to help small business owners achieve their goals and enjoy (yes, actually enjoy!) running their business. Amanda’s background in education and customer support makes her a natural communicator who loves empowering others to succeed. When she’s not writing and editing content, Amanda takes her dog, Jonny, on adventures searching for the best coleslaw in Toronto.