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Alexander Graham Bell once said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.

Since we’ve already entered a new year, I hope that you’ve been making your goals in preparing for 2017. Sure, you may not finish or complete every goal but your goal will put you in a better position to handle any uncertainty that is thrown your way. But, what exactly are the type of goals you should start planning for this year?

Small businesses will go global.

Globalization is a hot topic — especially following Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. While it may do damage to some industries and sectors, there’s no denying that it’s also going to present new opportunities for small and medium businesses. “Exports by small, micro and even solopreneur businesses will continue to expand in 2017,” predicts Emergent Research.

The reason, according to Emergent, “Digital, global platforms such as Amazon, eBay and others will continue to drive down the costs of goods and services, knowledge and effort associated with exporting. Powered and enabled by these platforms, growing numbers of SMBs will access and serve buyers of goods and services around the globe.”