A New Year for a new you
AS WE all jot down those last minute New Year's resolutions and start to ponder what 2012 has in store, so too are small businesses and public figures around town.
Group fitness instructor Gina Noble has taken a leap in her career, stepping away from her former position at Voyage Fitness and starting her own business, which stands as inspiration for her New Year's resolutions.
Mrs Noble will be starting zumba classes twice a week at the back of Jacqui's Cafe and is in the final stages of calling the business her own.
"My New Year's resolution is to start my business up and I have been quite surprised with the support I have had from family and friends and the community," Mrs Noble said.
"It's to really believe in what I do and reach my full potential and make people feel good about who they are because everyone should be happy."
Real Estate is also set to improve over the next year, with principal of LJ Hooker Rob Finlay predicting "anything that is priced right will sell".
He said rental properties were booming with people flocking to the Rose City from out of town.
He said his business also has some New Year's resolutions on the home front.
"Our goal is to look at incorporating a few new things like virtual tours, online videos and using social media a lot more," Mr Finlay said.
Councillor Neil Meiklejohn said he also had a 2012 resolution for Warwick.
"As a community we need to be looking at being more cohesive and look at the plans for our parks and solving any unresolved issues with sporting club equities and the planning scheme," Cr Meiklejohn said.
"I hope as a community we can put the challenges that the floods threw at us behind us and have a happy and healthy 2012."
Apprentice chef at Mussels Nathan Steinberger said his aim for 2012 was to provide customers with the best service possible.
He said he will be helping promote the business' loyalty card throughout 2012.
"My New Year's resolution is to get people involved with the loyalty program and satisfy every customer who walks through that door," Mr Steinberger said.