As a small business owner, the holiday season is often your most profitable – and busiest – time of the year. With a third of all retailers making 50 percent of their profits during the holidays, keeping up with the customer demand alone can be a challenge. Now add that to going to holiday parties, finding gifts for family, friends, clients and colleagues and taking time off to actually relax and enjoy the seasonal festivities – “the most wonderful time of the year” quickly becomes “the most stressful time of the year.”
So, what’s the solution when looking to take advantage of the busy shopping season AND trying to enjoy some time with your friends and family? The answer is to combine small business and personal holiday tasks as much as you can.
Here are a few tips to help you enjoy this time of year with less stress
1. Do as much one-stop shopping as you canTime is valuable.
Find places to shop that carry a variety of items that not only make great gifts for family and friends, but also for clients, bosses and co-workers.
2. Tap into the latest technology
With a hectic holiday season and new year ahead, invest in some new tech for your business. Buy products that are multi-functional and long-lasting to keep you and your business efficient at all times.
3. Get practical
Give the gift of an improved, ergonomic work station. If you’re like most people, you’ve tried everything to make your daily work position more comfortable.
Don’t let the holidays stress you out this year. By shopping smart, small business owners can take advantage of a profitable holiday season and conquer their to-do lists so that this holiday season can be the best one yet.