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That's a Promise

If you're ready to get your business in shape, try implementing these four resolutions.

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This story appears in the December 2000 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

Ok so you've resolved to exercise more and actually leave your computer chair once in awhile. How about New Year's resolutions for your business? (You will make some, right?) Here are four resolutions from some savvy entrepreneurs-and one of our own-along with expert tips to help make them happen.

1. Meet for cheap! Talk about embarrassing: Rebecca Hines' 3-year-old son called a client "Grandma" and read the book Everyone Poops during a client meeting. Her resolution? "My goal for 2001 is to obtain meeting space," says Hines, owner of Virginia Beach, Virginia-based That Nice Computer Lady Inc., a Web design and consulting firm. "All other operations of my business are more than adequately handled out of my home office."

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