With the new year here and the economy still not so great, I was curious as to how guys will go about business? Now as it should be an obvious answer to a somewhat rediculous question it's not always the case. Years ago I had a prominent business man once tell me that timing is critical when it comes to trying to grow a business. So my question is this...grow or maintain? Are you satisified with the amount of business that you've been able to achieve in this economy? Is it enough to just keep the doors open or are you wanting to grow? If you want to grow what are you prepared to do? Does it include spending some money on advertising and direct marketing, or are you going to sit low and hope that referrals will get you through the year? Also what about costs. We all know that overhead has a direct bearing on our bottom line. Just from reading these posts it's easy to gather that alot of us do business in different ways. I know some of you guys haven't advertised in years. I also know that some people like to do 15-20 projects per year and others 35-50. So with that, and because alot of us do run our businesses in certain ways I'm interested in knowing what you think the future holds, and what you're prepared to do to get it at the level that you're aiming for.