New years tend to bring new goals and a newfound optimism. One thing that doesn’t change in the New Year, however, is the will to make a business more successful. That is something owners and employees alike should constantly strive to achieve.

There are plenty of resources out there for retail bakeries to gain business insight, but one important agency is the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBA provides plenty of useful tips and tools for fulfilling business success.

Owning any business can be challenging, and that goes especially for the foodservice industry. Take the advice of business professionals in any industry. SBA’s guest commentator Bridget Weston Pollack, the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the SCORE Association, provides six tools you can use to your business’s benefit this year.

Take a look at her tips in this slideshow.