New Year’s Resolutions for Business: 2017 Edition

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Welcome to 2017!

Eat healthily.  Read a book.  Join a gym.  The start of a new year is the perfect excuse to make some personal resolutions, but it’s also the ideal time to make some business resolutions to carry you through the next twelve months.

2017 marks our third year asking professionals about their New Year’s resolutions for business, and we were so overwhelmed by awesome responses that we decided to include them all!  This year’s New Year roundup is bigger and better than ever, featuring 101 business resolutions from top talent worldwide.



Jessica Holbrook Hernandez, President & CEO of Great Resumes Fast



Dan Nainan, Comedian



Colleen Lloyd-Roberts, Owner of Top Notch Nail Files



Greg Geronemus, Co-CEO of SmarTours



Dimitar Karaivanov, CEO & Co-founder of Kanbanize



Jason Kotecki, Chief Creative Guy at Escape Adulthood



Steve Silberberg, Founder of Fitpacking



Jennifer Peterson, President of Wavelength Marketing, LLC



Melissa St. Clair, Founder of Paper Chaser



Bob Shirilla, President of Simply Bags



Jasmine Jones, President of J Squared Productions



Lori Cheek, Founder & CEO of Cheekd



Bryan Clayton, CEO of GreenPal



Jason Matthews, President of Matthews Financial & Insurance Solutions



Julie Shipley, Owner of The Soup Shop



Brenda Della Casa, Founder & Editor-In-Chief at Badass Living, Owner of BDC Digital Media LLC

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Marc Roche, Co-founder of Annuities HQ



Nirupama Mallavarupu, Founder of LocalArq Inc.



PepperBrooks, Founder of PepperBrooks Media



Shiree Odiz, Founder & Head Designer of Shiree Odiz



AJ Saleem, Owner & Academic Director of Suprex Tutors Houston


Rachel Stephens, SEO & Customer Behavior Analyst at Totally Promotional



Craig Wolfe, President of CelebriDucks and Cocoa Canard



Alex Haimann, Partner & Head of Business Development at Less Annoying CRM



Jonathan Hessing, CEO of Shouty



Lennie Larkin, Owner of B-Side Farm & Floral Design



Alison Brehme, Founder of Virtual Corporate Wellness



Nathan Barber, SEO Analyst at SeoWorks



Roy Cohen, Career Counselor & Executive Coach



Jim Belosic, CEO of ShortStack



Micah Pratt, Director at Obrella



Deanna Arnold, President of Employers Advantage LLC



Emmi Buck, Director of Communications at Essential Oxygen



Drew Gerber, Founder & CEO of Wasabi Publicity Inc.



Samson Adepoju, Founder & CEO of SalonYourWay



Perry Yeatman, Founder of Your Career, Your Terms



Ali Matthew Leonard, COO at NIONT



Bob Ellis, Founder & Owner of Bavarian Cuckoo Clocks



Steve Benson, Founder & CEO of Badger Maps




Sophie Knowles, Co-Founder of PDF Pro



Bryan Robertson, Co-Founder & CRO of Mindyra



Ross Cohen, Co-Founder and COO of BeenVerified



Grainne Kelly, Founder of BubbleBum



Shel Horowitz, Transformpreneur at Going Beyond Sustainability



Ian Wright, Founder of Merchant Machine



Adam Hergenrother, CEO of Hergenrother Enteprises



Shannon Huffman Polson, Speaker & Author



Beth Beutler, Executive Director at



Eric Brantner, Blogpreneur at Scribblrs



Jason J. Hogg, CEO/Partner at Tritium Partners



Greg Schwem, Corporate Comedian



Mandy Menaker, Head of Brand Development & PR at Shapr



Dana Gutkowski, President of North Pole Notes



Donna Merrill, Business Strategist at Business Untangled, Inc.



Jason Bond, Founder of Jason Bond Picks



Michael Banks, Founder of The Fortunate Investor



Gary Patterson, Big 4 CPA, MBA at



Ashley Mancia, The Printer Depo



Mike Reifeiss, Owner & Operator of Aall In Limo & Party Bus



Marissa Russell, Founder of The High Achieving Woman



Leigh-Anne Anderson, Founder of Anderson-PR



Ed Wolf & Tom Johnson, Owners of Hour To Midnight Room Escape Games




Dmitry Ozik, Co-Founder of HighYa



Hindi Zeidman, Founder of Ollie Swaddle



Nick Santora, Chief Executive Officer of Curricula



Charles Dugan, Owner of American Image Displays



Jordan Wan, Founder/CEO of CloserIQ



Gregory Golinski, Marketing Coordinator at The Edge Prep



Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation



Nick Rubright, Founder of Dozmia



Jeff Street, COO of Boss Heating and Air Conditioning Inc.



Gina Hooks, President of Salient Social LLC



Ludovic Huraux, CEO of Shapr



Karen Dimmick, Bestselling Author and Host of The Book Marketing Summit



Ashley Jacobs, Founder of Sitting for a Cause



Jason Davis, President of ClubConnect



Kristin Fusaro-Pizzo, Owner & Founder of Bath, Body, and Candle Moments





Olga Tsubiks, Founder of OlgaTsubiks



Slavik Boyechko, Co-Owner of Video Dads



Elaine Bennett, Owner of Bennett Ink, LLC


Lewena Bayer, Author of The 30% Solution



Anna Crowe, CEO and Founder of Crowe PR



Julie Wright, President of (W)right On Communications, Inc.



Travis Bennett, Founder of Studio Digita


Ed Brancheau, CEO of Goozleology Inc.



Nick Leffler, Owner of Exprance



Darius Scott, Founder of Endear



Karina Rabin, Partner at Hang-O-Matic



Amit Kumar, Owner of Nibblematrix



Max Page, Founder of CouponHippo



Tori Levine, Owner of Babies at the Barre, LLC



Rafael Romis, Founder of Weberous Web Design



D. Senu-Oke, Blogger at



Jói Sigurdsson, Founder/CEO of CrankWheel



Zondra Wilson, Founder of Blu Skin Care, LLC



Francesca Montillo, Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures



Ashley M. Hunter, HM Risk Group



Dennis Michael, Brand Builder/Visual Problem Solver at Wake Creative



Adam Binder, Founder of Creative Click Media



Amanda Erdmann, Director of Client Services at Creative Click Media



Miles Binder, Director of Distraction at Creative Click Media



We’d like to wish you all a happy, healthy, and successful 2017!  If you have any New Year’s resolutions for a business you’d like to share, be sure to leave them in the comments!

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