Depending on their line of work, the festive period can either be the quietest or the busiest time of year for an entrepreneur.
If your business primarily serves as a supplier to other businesses that shut down during the holidays, you’ll not have much choice but to also close your business too. That’s not usually a problem, in fact it is ideal for anyone with a family to look after as it means they are able to concentrate on making it a special day for everyone.
But if you own a physical bricks and mortar store then it is likely that this time of year is utterly hectic. You will have more foot traffic coming into the store than at any other time in the entire year and there will be no respite for you in the days after Christmas because people will expect your business to be open and for you to have special sales for the occasion.
Does that sound like your business? If so, you have our sympathy, but remember that this is the best time of the year for you to make money so really go for it and maybe take some time off at the end of January instead.
Christmas has traditionally always been a great time for meeting family and friends, but it is also an excellent opportunity for a savvy entrepreneur to make a lot of great contacts for the year ahead.
Make sure you make the effort to attend any social gatherings that you are invited to as you never know when you might make a connection that will be invaluable for your business.
If you work from home in the Hertfordshire area, why not head over to the WinWeb Hub at Letchworth to attend their Christmas party? You never know who you might bump into and you might just find it a lot more enjoyable than working from home!
Date: 18 December 2013
Time: 6-8pm at the WinWeb Hub Letchworth, Goldsmith Centre, Letchworth, SG6 3GB
Cost: £5 per person