For many small businesses, the summer months are generally slower than other months. It’s a great time to take a vacation or spend some extra time with family and friends. But it’s also a great opportunity to plan, organize or take on a new project. Are you taking advantage of the summer slowdown to speed up your success?
5 Ideas to Take Advantage of Summer Slowdown
#1 | Re-evaluate your goals and re-set your priorities. Are you on track? What do you need to do over the next six months to get where you want to be?
#2 | Organize your space. It’s amazing what it does for your productivity! So file what you must and throw out what you should.
#3 | What project have you been planning to tackle, but putting off? Pick one and start taking action. Here’s a few my clients have undertaken during the summer months:
- Review systems and procedures you currently have in place. In many cases, you will uncover some changes that will improve productivity or efficiency.
- When was the last time you did employee performance reviews or feedback? There’s no rule that says these must be done in January. If it’s been a while, make this a priority – and get them done.
- Improve your online presence. When did you last make any additions or changes to your website, social media profiles or pages or online business directories? Take some time to review and update where appropriate.
- Check out a new group or business organization. While attendance often falls in the summer months, those who do attend are usually eager to meet new people – and you can benefit from the connections.
#4 | As you learn and grow, so will your business – so invest some time in personal development. Enjoy a good book that can inspire and educate. Check out my reading recommendations.
#5 | When was the last time you looked at your pricing and costs? Are they still aligned properly and generating the profit margins you want and need? Is an increase warranted?
The summer may be slower, but it’s still filled with opportunities. Take advantage of them.
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