Retailers know retailing demands constant adjustments. (In fact, for many folks, that's a large part of retailing's appeal.) But, how well is your business keeping pace with your personal goals and ambitions? Remember, the point of owning your own business is to make the business work for you! How are you doing so far? Think about your personal life right now. What changes have occurred since you started your business? Your lifestage responsibilities: spouse, young children, aging parents, adult children. Your health (and the health of your family members). Your tolerance for financial risk. Your zeal for the business. These are real-life issues. As they change, so do their demands on your time, energy, resources. And that means your business plans and choices should change to better reflect and serve these current needs. It's 2018. Time to get your business focused once again on reflecting 2018 realities. And working for you!