A recent article, Take Advantage of Your Summer Slowdown by Dr. Rick Goodman says that as a small business owner, you may experience a slowdown during summer months. But actually a summer slowdown can be a perfect opportunity to do things you just can’t do during your more hectic seasons.
Here are some tips you can use the summer slowdown to your advantage.
Increase your knowledge and skills.
Summer lull is a great time to enroll in some online courses, attend seminars and workshops, read some good books or watch video tutorials to improve your skills and widen your knowledge.
Get busy on social media.
Review and revise your company’s social media bios, optimizing for keywords and search phrases. Also spend some time to write and schedule some upcoming posts to maintain a strong online presence on Twitter, Facebook and other significant platforms.
Review your goals.
Reflect on what you want to achieve in the coming months, in the coming year. You can book a meeting room and schedule brainstorm sessions with your team with regards to your plan and technique for achieving them.
Engage your team.
The summer slowdown is a perfect time to engage your team in team-building activities like a seminar or in-house learning opportunity, or simply a fun group activity in your office space. Do something to strengthen teamwork and improve workplace culture.
Prepare for upcoming tax season.
Avoid rush–spend some time to collate and gather business documents necessary for tax filing.
Reach out to your most loyal clients.
Summer’s slowdown is a great time to send emails to reconnect with old customers and simply convey your thanks for their continuing business.
Take time to unwind.
Spend some time with your family or take a vacation to restore your physical and mental health.
Take advantage of your summer slowdown. Summer slowdown is also a perfect opportunity to move your office to a better workplace. YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from staffed flexible offices to agile office space. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.
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