Do you both dread and look forward to the holidays? Do you often feel overwhelmed and harried during this ‘joyful’ time? For business owners across most industries, the holiday season can be the fastest-paced time of year. Whether you’re printing order upon order of holiday cards or wrapping gifts in your store-front, your customers have high expectations during these weeks and you must be ready to respond to their needs if you want to make your 2011 business year a success.
But wait. What’s that you say? Your spouse’s office party is this weekend. Your child needs you to bake cupcakes for a fundraising event. And, grandma is coming to town for a visit. Just as business is bursting, life’s commitments are popping up too.
How does one prevent overload with the holiday season looming ahead? How can business owners maintain a sense of balance and focus at this time of year? Use the Three-Step Approach to Maintaining Sanity.
Sanity Step One: Evaluate your…