Today, in our conference room, we had a six hour meeting. I invited one of my good friends and 8 of his admin staff to spend the day with our staff. They are an incredible design build company out of NJ. The things we exchanged and discussed are invaluable and will help us both become better companies. You couldn't buy this stuff anywhere. It was off the hook! If you think for one moment you are going to grow your company to a high level by doing it on your own and sitting in front of the computer screen this winter you need a good wake up call. Get off your duff and go to conferences with peers and form a hot list of great other companies you can bounce ideas off of. GROW 2014 is in Atlanta and there are a handful of good other ones in the northeast.