As 2018 winds down, we are continuing to work through our year-end checklist. While many businesses will use this time to simply eat, drink and be merry (which we do encourage), why not also use the last few business days of 2018 to make plans that will allow you to hit the ground running in 2019? To that end, this time of the year presents a great opportunity to evaluate the state of your business and the industry to create a strategic plan to set you off in the right direction in 2019. There is a popular saying that states, “you can’t know where you are going until you know where you have been”.