Would you say that you are thinking and planning accordingly for the long term success of your business or are you satisfied with the short term gain of the money you made this year? There is part of me that is very comfortable just doing what I did this year and hoping for the best next year. I guess it is kinda like going into the season blind, just hoping that what worked last year will work again this coming year. However I am really working hard to take advantage of these slow days of winter to plan strategically for the long term success of my business. Taking into consideration what I did last year that worked as well as thinking about innovative ways to better serve my market next year. I am a firm believer that those of us who will be most successful at what we do will be able to adapt to meet the needs of the market in our area. Its survival of the fittest, and those with the ability to plan strategically and successfully implement their plans will survive. I don't want to be lulled into a false sense of security based on my success this past year, I want to see my business grow in sustainable ways.