I've never understood why businesses close on New Year's Day. Our nation was founded by religious maniacs who were pretty dedicated to the concept that hard work is godly and by the second, third, et al, sons of well-to-do families who were looking for financial opportunity. A nation of workers and entrepreneurs if you will.
So why, on the first day of a new year, when many of us are busy making resolutions and vowing to live a better, more productive life in the coming 365 days, do so many places start by keeping the doors shut? Are we now a nation of hungover drunks? It's actually fine, stay closed. That means I'll have more customers. Also those customers will come back, because we were open when others weren't.
2009 was a rewarding year personally and a challenging one for business. We had one of our best summers and worst falls ever. I'm not in the prediction business so I won't forecast the coming year. I do know I will work differently. I've got new tools, new people and new horizons. Oh, and new goals too.
Come in tonight, we're open.