As we approach 2018, a selection of Enterprise Nation members, share their hopes and dreams for the year ahead.

Kick-start your amazing year in business at StartUp 2018, the biggest start-up event of the New Year in London on 13 January. More than 100 speakers across 10 inspiring stages!

"To double sales turnover by end 2018.

"To double the number of retained clients by end 2018. 

"To develop systems, processes and products to meet clients needs."

Peter Lawrence, Human Capital Department

"Grow my email list and the community around my business! I'll be focusing on producing great content that's helpful to my list, encouraging them to share and telling them about my products/services along the way. I find email a great way to communicate personally with people who have already shown an interest in my business. Plus you have a direct contact for them, unlike on social media where if the platform shut down tomorrow, you'd lose all your contacts."

Rhiannon Abbott, The Epsom Bakehouse

"To work smarter.

To plan further ahead.

To launch an online PR course."

Fiona Scott, Fiona Scott Media Consultancy

"To kick-start 2018, I will be spending January in the Caribbean, researching the many different flavours that will help towards growing and scaling my business. My New Year's resolutions are more networking, (I set up Ladies Who Latte ) and more collaborations and partnerships and to get my product into health stores. It wasn't an area I thought of going down but after good reviews decided to work towards this for 2019."

Angella Williams, Angella's Kitchen

"In the New Year, we aim to invest more on our website, get additional investors, be part of local food events, put up stands at events, attend more Enterprise Nation gatherings and events, and do more social media marketing.

"Sounds like a lot but there are 365 days to do it!"

Shabin Azeez, CakesAround.com

"Implement a new CRM system. 

Work with a business coach on my strategy.

"Give back and mentor young businesses."

Hollie Whittles, Fraggleworks 

"To do my accounts monthly. Plan more.

"Less procrastinating. Do more things that make me uncomfortable."

Chloe Mabey, Maybe Baby 

"1) to be open to more opportunities outside my comfort zone
2) to try to switch off at weekends (hard for any business owner)
3) to delegate and outsource more
4) to be authentic and stay true to my values
5) to find more strategic referral partners
6) to get on top of GDPR
7) to have fun!"

Jennifer Cocoran, My Super Connector 

"To scale up
To collaborate more with Enterprise Nation
To give monthly talks and workshops
To get some radio gigs 
To grow my journalist contact list further so that my clients have the chance to pitch to more outlets."

Amanda Ruiz, Amanda Ruiz PR 

Kick-start your amazing year in business at StartUp 2018, the biggest start-up event of the New Year in London on 13 January. More than 100 speakers across 10 inspiring stages!

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