It's a quiet time of year. Many of you may find that your clients are away on holiday, so you haven't got as much work on or there's not as much business coming in because decision makers are away. Here are a couple of things you can do:
Take stock of your business. Rather than fill your time with 'busy tasks' - set aside a dedicated chunk of time to have a look at your business strategy. (See my earlier post - Get Out Of Your Business.)
Look at your marketing strategy. Don't let the grass grow under your feet just because it's quiet - ramp up your marketing. Now might be a good time to get on with your marketing activity.
There's a third thing you can do - take some time off.
When your business is quiet, might also be a good time for you to relax. You may already have planned some holiday time but rather than 'faff' around, trying to fill your time at work, give yourself a break.
Work a three day week - have two days off to enjoy yourself, relax, spend time with family and friends and then work really productively for three days.