Poll: Are you feeling optimistic about your business in 2014?
Thread poster: ProZ.com Staff

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Local time: 08:50
Jan 1, 2014

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Are you feeling optimistic about your business in 2014?".

This poll was originally submitted by Ikram Mahyuddin. View the poll results »


Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:50
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
Yes Jan 1, 2014

Because I have a lot of 'New Year cheer' inside of me right now. Hic.
I'm sure there will be a predominantly large number of Yes's in this poll for the same reason. icon_biggrin.gif

FYI, I'm in the middle of a large project that started late October and that'll continue until the first week of February, so I feel I'm allowed to be a little bit optimistic. icon_smile.gif

Have a happy and prosperous 2014, y'all.

Small edit -- maybe too much New Year cheer

[Edited at 2014-01-02 09:03 GMT]


Thayenga  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:50
Member (2009)
English to German
+ ...
Yes Jan 1, 2014

2014 will be a great year. After all, the first new project was in my inbox when I logged in.

Happy and PÖrosperous New Year to all of you!icon_smile.gif


Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 08:50
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
+ ...
Sure! Jan 1, 2014

Optimism is the first step toward making things happen.


Teresa Borges
Local time: 16:50
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Yes! Jan 1, 2014

I'm one of those people who always sees the glass as half full! May the new year be filled with lots and lots of... translations!


Diana Coada  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:50
Portuguese to English
+ ...
Yes Jan 1, 2014

2013 was very kind to me and that made me very optimistic about 2014.

Happy New Year!


Mónica Algazi  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:50
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
Absolutely! Jan 1, 2014

Happy and translationous 2014!


Kay Denney  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:50
Member (Apr 2018)
French to English
Happy New Year everyone! Jan 1, 2014

As for optimism:
Well I haven't had any orders yet.

(Jolly good job too because I don't have my head together enough to deal with work!)


Allison Wright  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:50
German to English
+ ...
Yes! Jan 1, 2014

I am always optimistic about all things, despite what others regard as common sense.
I agree with Muriel: Optimism does indeed beget positive outcomes.


Vibeke Degn-P  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:50
Member (2010)
English to Norwegian
+ ...
Yes! Jan 1, 2014

I'm full of hope, plans and a few new longterm deals. Planning and dreams works sooo well together. I think this will be a good year.


Mario Chavez (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:50
English to Spanish
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Hope, optimism and pragmatism Jan 1, 2014

I prefer to be a pragmatist. Actually, I have no choice, since I'm a pensive introvert.

2013 was a great year for me: a new client kept me very occupied and well fed (burp!).

This client decided to renew the contracts for me and the team of translators I work with (in 5 other languages), so we are all very cheery about it.

Happy New Year!


Triston Goodwin  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:50
Spanish to English
+ ...
Very Jan 1, 2014

We've spent the last six months laying the ground work for a new, massive, long term project that will keep us, and several other translators, happy and well fed for a long time.

That and 2014 has good feng shuiicon_smile.gif


Elina Sellgren  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:50
Member (2013)
Finnish to English
+ ...
Yes :) Jan 2, 2014

I started actively looking for new clients in the autumn and during November and December I got 6 new clients.icon_smile.gif Of course it remains to be seen how much work that means in the end, but it still makes me feel better that I have more and more different sources of income.

I am also planning to create a website for my business and I have a couple of ideas up my sleeve that I may realize when I find time, or not. Exciting.icon_smile.gif

I would not call myself an optimist, I'm more prone to pessimism or pragmatism, but that doesn't prevent me from getting excited when I actually see positive things happening.


Marie-Paule Cadi  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:50
English to French
+ ...
Sure! Jan 3, 2014

Same as others here: already had a big project in my inbox before the year even started, and also I have read somewhere that the market would be growing this year.

3 or 4 of my clients (agencies) have been talking about projects and end-clients for 2014 at the beginning of December, which of course helps being optimistic.

Happy new year everyone!

[Edited at 2014-01-03 09:21 GMT]


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