Well 2010 was an interesting year. As a group, we managed to discover ways to innovate in an agile manner, quit units that were not performing and reposition ourselves for future growth in a few select markets. We are still on track for our long term goal of helping ten million entrepreneurs by 2013, however it will now be at the end of 2013 as opposed to the start of the year. For 2010 this was a year that was filled with restraint and of caution. The experiences of the past few years had precipitated the need for caution and for
For 2011, it will be a year of going full out – not holding anything back. There will be a few major disruptions coming at developed markets and there will be a subtle shift in the political landscape that will pave the way for more entrepreneurs to bring their ventures to fruition. For us this will be a year to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight, for better or for worse.
I’m looking forward to the challenges that 2011 will bring as well as the successes and lessons to be learned this year.