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Got Goals? Congratulations! 7 Steps to Getting Traction in the Coming Year

February 6, 2024

By Barbara Nuss, CPA
Profit Soup

Congratulations! Your team just completed its first-ever strategic planning day. The creative ideas flowed freely. The team set challenging performance goals, created a plan to address two big structural issues and chose one exciting new opportunity to develop. Everybody exchanged high-fives at the end of the day.

It’s one thing to have a vision and another to create sustained change, especially when we find ourselves back in the familiar fray of life in a closely held business. It’s easy to slip into the old routines and let the tyranny of our urgent day-to-day problems crowd out our important long-term goals. Unless you change things up, before you know it the year will have passed, and your retreat goals will be a distant memory.

Here are 7 steps to build and maintain traction towards your big important goals.

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Locally Made, Savannah: A Dream Turned Reality with the Support of the University of Georgia SBDC

November 21, 2023

Embarking on the entrepreneurial journey is a thrilling yet daunting endeavor. It demands unwavering courage and a steadfast belief in one’s vision. Nick and Tonya Rintye, the inspiring duo behind Locally Made Savannah, exemplify this spirit, transforming a simple observation into a thriving business that showcases the talents of local artisans. Their success story is interwoven with the invaluable guidance of the University of Georgia SBDC, highlighting the transformative power of support and mentorship.

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