Many successful business owners have a written business plan outlining their goals for the current and future years of the business. The challenge I see for many business owners is in their ability to meet their goals by the end of the year. For many the economy has caused the cost of doing business to rise while sales may be down. Without major restructuring, many businesses will find it to a real challenge to meet or come close to their year-end goals. Running your business as you always have may no longer be good enough. Doing what you always have done may no longer work. Consider “out of the box” ideas to re-invent the value you provide to your clients or customers.