It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Walking out of the department store last week I found myself humming a familiar tune that will no doubt be in my head for the rest of the year. While “All I want For Christmas” definitely had me excited for the holidays – it very quickly dawned on me how much was left to do, with so little time to do it in. Whether your business is gearing up for holiday trading, or your winding down for another year, there’s no doubt that the count down to Christmas can be particularly hectic. While all those jingles might be the last thing on your mind, they can also provide great guidance when it comes to ending the year on the right note.
So if the silly season has you starting to stress, why not take some tips from the tunes and turn up that “Best of Christmas” play list to ensure the festive season is enjoyable for you, your team, and your customers:
- “I’ll be home for Christmas” – Make sure you’ve scheduled time off for yourself to spend the holidays with friends and loved ones. As a business owner it’s important to make sure you have a chance to reset and come back in the new year energized;
- “Do they know it’s Christmas” – Let your clients know your plans for the holidays if you are closing for any period of time and provide them with emergency contact details (if required). It’s also a great opportunity to offer specials/promotions or let them know about your plans for the new year;
- “Make a list, check it twice” – Just before you head off on holidays, make yourself a detailed list of things you need to come back to. First day/week back, make sure you check that list as a starting point so you can jump straight back in to things;
- “Pa rum pum pum pum, On my drum” – Before you welcome a new year it’s important to let your team know what a great job they’ve done throughout the year. Beat that drum in celebration and end the year on a high note;
- “Jingle Bell Rock” – Speaking of celebrations, make sure you remember to have fun and unwind at a team event, just don’t end up like “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer”;
- “Last Christmas” – Just like you reflected on your team’s successes, take a moment to reflect on your own – both personally and professionally, then paint your vision for the new year and how you’re going to make it a reality.
From everyone at The Goods, we wish you and your families a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.