As the bell tolls midnight on the final days of 2012, people across the world will kick off their New Year’s resolutions.
Some may wish to shed extra pounds, while others aim live more optimistically. Just as individuals create goals for 2013, so do shops, boutiques and firms, including those based right here in Rutherford County.
Keep reading for a peek into these business leaders’ lists for the New Year.
Shawn Kaplan, Access National Mortgage
“Instead of increasing our marketing efforts, we plans to give back to our clients more in 2013. We will host four big client events next year -- once per quarter -- including a Nashville Zoo day, movie night in the park, Nashville Sounds game and a Lanes, Trains and Automobiles bowling party for everyone who is a past client.”
Corey Williams, Pa Bunk’s Natural Market & Café
“Our New Year’s resolution is to be more in tune with what our customers want and to offer those items that they want. We want to help people who are trying to be healthy in 2013. Beginning in January, we will add a juice bar to the store. Health-conscious customers can come in here and get a juice drink with greens and fruits they need.”
Chris Gerbman, The Country Gourmet
“We always try to increase our business by a certain percentage each year. We have picked a percentage and aim to increase our business over last year. Additionally, we want to put out at least one email newsletter every quarter. We have wanted to do this for some time now and plan to start it in 2013.”
Ozzy Nelson, Mayday Brewery
“We resolve not to suck!”
Jane McNulty, Piano for Pleasure
“I plan to work toward my mission of making music accessible to everyone. Anyone, regardless of age or talent, can learn through our organic piano lessons.”
Sandi Polston, Little Shop of Records
“We want to reignite the passion for perusing tangible music in a record shop by offering more than a song; it should be an experience. There is no better feeling than the thrill of finding a great album and taking it home to play it for the first time.”
Brooks Christol, Barker + Christol
“Barker & Christol's New Year's resolution is to be more diligent in seeking out non-profit and pro bono work. Supporting non-profits and worthy social/cultural endeavors is one of our foundational tenets, but the workload this year has gotten us off track. Thus, this coming year we're looking to bring more non-profits into the mix and reinvest in the community.”
Steven Dotson, Red Realty
“We strive to continue giving our brokers, staff and clients the best opportunities and service possible; try being more like Christ in our daily lives at work, home and in the community; increase our sales by 25 percent as the real estate market turns the corner with better days ahead.”