We at Pangaea would like to wish everyone a joyous, healthy and prosperous New Year. We are thankful to all of our clients and business partners for making 2009 a successful year despite the trying economic conditions. As we enter 2010 we are fortunate to be in a position to enjoy continued growth. We constantly hear politicians on both sides of the aisle discuss how small business is the backbone of this country and the key to full economic recovery in spite of the fact that none of them ever do anything to promote small business. This country is beholden to multi-national, bottom line driven corporations and powerful special interest groups. In spite of this, small business continues to thrive and succeed, battling government red tape and large corporate entities whose rigid, out-dated management techniques are designed to prevent the innovation and agility required to navigate in these difficult and changing times.