New Year's Resolutions: Grow Fast in 2012

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Forge new partnerships

Last year, animal health insurance company Petplan, based in Philadelphia, teamed up with Capital BlueCross to offer pet insurance to plan holders. Husband-and-wife team Chris and Natasha Ashton hope to accomplish the same with other insurance providers in 2012. They also plan to begin selling pet insurance plans in Canada. But those are just small steps, they say, towards their ultimate long-term goal: cracking $1 billion in revenue.