5 things to do in Your Business Over the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 15, 2010 in Blog

Most businesses will be having their quiet time over the Christmas and New Year period. That means that you will have time on your hands so rather than waste it, why not put it to work for you?

Here are 5 ways that you can turn that quiet time into a boost for your business.

Learn a new skill

Nothing ever stands still. Technology changes, trends arrive and depart and new discoveries are made. This is the best time to catch up on the changes that have happened in your industry throughout the year. Go and do a course or attend workshops while you can. If you can’t do anything else, spend time reading trade journals and blogs so that you are ready and armed with knowledge for your new year.

Clean up your office

That’s something that is always on the list but rarely gets done. At this time of year you have the luxury of time. Give your space a spring clean. Do the filing, clean out your cupboards and drawers and check your supplies. An organised office will not only let your systems work more smoothly, it will feel better to work in, too.

Review your results

You can’t plan ahead without knowing where you are. What did you do well this year? What needs to be improved? How far have you come over the last 12 months? Hindisght gives you some really valuable information that you can build on for the coming year.

Plan ahead

What are your goals this year? What do you want to achieve? Write them down or put them onto a vision board. Keep them in clear view every day so that you can concentrate on doing those things that will get you there.

Have a rest

You have worked hard this year. If there is one thing that small and home based business owners forget to do, it is to take a break. Regular businesses allow their staff 4 weeks off. Just because you work for yourself it doesn’t mean that you can’t have the same opportunity. Have a rest. Recharge the batteries. You will feel much better for it and produce better quality work.

Enjoy your break and use the quiet time in the way it best suits you.