Christmas comes but once a year… but at what cost? As a business owner, I’m sure you already know how tempting the Christmas season can be—it’s so very tempting to spend every chance you get preparing for Christmas by shopping for presents, putting up Christmas decorations, planning out Christmas dinner and even taking Christmas holidays filled with ice skating, snow men and the occasional sip of eggnog.
But at what cost does all this Christmas fun come at? Unfortunately, it can be pretty pricey to indulge in your every holiday whim and fancy. For a business owner, Christmas time isn’t just about preparing for the holiday—it’s about working on your business and planning for the next year.
In order to avoid falling into the Christmas trap, ask yourself: Am I spending as much time creating an induction plan for new employees as I am on personal Christmas endeavors? If you spend two hours Christmas shopping, be prepared to spend two hours working on your business, marketing campaign, creation of new roles, identifying cost reductions.
If you take one night off to put up your Christmas lights, spend the next night working on your business plan. You don’t have to forego the celebration of Christmas and all its goodies—just make sure you’re spending equal time on the holiday season and preparing your business for new year and growth!
A little bit of planning, in this case, can go a long way this Christmas season!