For many companies, business tends to slow down at this time of year. If this is the case at your startup, you can use your time productively by looking back on 2012, setting goals for the future or taking a little break. "It's vital for entrepreneurs to take time away from their business and recharge their batteries," motivational business speaker Colin Sprake says. It's also a good idea to expand your knowledge or upgrade your company's technology, Maria Valdez Haubrich writes.
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