As you approach closing out your first year in business, you have many loose ends to tie up and also positioning your business for the year ahead. Don't wait until December 31st to begin this process. Often it begins at the start of Q4 on the calendar year. You'll need to look at nearly all aspects of your business from the financials, staffing, sales, marketing, internal operations, technology, partners, etc. A reasonable guide is looking at your business plan, marketing plans and other learnings from your weekly retrospectives. Year-end is less about being DONE and more about being ready for what is next. However, there are bookkeeping, accounting, state and federal reporting tasks that may need to be fully executed before the calendar year changes.