11. Ali Din, Founder, dinCloud
“I resolve to ‘do a few things very well.’ Often times, the opportunity to serve multiple customer segments or offer a different product (than what you do today) is very attractive. Instead, we are going to focus on a few core offerings, to a specific segment with a strong commitment to delivery. Personally, I am taking this focus to heart and honing my time and effort on my experience and education in marketing and branding to accomplish our goals.”
12. Julie Sygiel, Founder and CEO, Dear Kate
“I resolve to launch our revolutionary women’s underwear and beyond selling fabulous lingerie, I hope we’re able to empower women with the confidence and style they need to live every day to its fullest.”
13. Jacob Stewart, Co-founder, The Traveling Photo Booth
“I resolve to leverage the massive amount of data we have regarding how, when, and why our customers buy so that we can better understand their desires, fulfill their needs, and increase our bottom line.”
14. Sara Zamikoff, Owner, Emporium Boutique
“I resolve to take my business to the next level by opening a second location in Miami’s Design District. I just hit my five year mark with my boutique in Coral Gables, Miami. Given the momentum and response I have received from my marketing and social media efforts, my goal is to open a new location…”
15. Jai Manselle, Owner and Creative Director, Manselle Media
“I resolve to expand and ensure we have the strongest team. Everyone wants to take their business to the next level, for us that means more people.”
16. Brian Capossela, President, Cap Equity Realty and Cap Equity Locations
“Since I started Cap Equity Realty and Cap Equity Locations 3 years ago we have seen tremendous success and exceeded our goals. In the coming year we hope to triple our business, become the #1 locations service in the industry, and continue to broker amazing deals for our property owners. We have build the foundation necessary to be explosively successful and now it is our time to run with it.”
17. John Blue Hillman, Founder and CEO, Charity Payment Solutions
“I resolve to remind myself to be more thankful and always make sure to let people know how valuable they are and how much I appreciate them.”
18. Jeremy Freedman, Founder and CEO, Global Nomadic
“I resolve to grow an additional 50 percent and conquer the US and Canadian market. We are a small startup from the UK who now offer more of our projects to the US market and would like to show that small companies can take on the ‘big boys.'”
19. Jamie Moyle, CEO, RealtyTrac
“I resolve to increase access for our customers. We are working hard to make it easier for our customers to access our data more efficiently by improving the customer experience with a greater understanding of all of the products we have available and how they work. This begins with the launch of our completely overhauled website in early 2013.”
20. Kanwal Sarai, Founder, Simply Investing
“I resolve to grow revenue by 300 percent in 2013, by employing targeted social media and traditional marketing. I plan to utilize LinkedIn ads, Twitter, speaking engagements and [press outreach] to gain features in print and TV national media outlets.”
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