7 Things to do when Summer slows you down
It’s coming …. Summer! Ahhhh. We all get in vacation mode. Kids are out of school. People take time off to enjoy the beautiful weather. As a result you have a sales slowdown. So what do you do to get ready when things ramp back up in the Fall? Here are some ideas:
Put your networking hat on.
Reach out to current clients just to say ‘hi’. If you are slow, there’s a good chance they are too. Ask them what they’re doing and what they’re planning for the Fall. Maybe there’s something that you can do to help them. Or investigate new networking venues. It’s a great time to meet new people.
Learn something new.
Is there a class or certification that’s been on the back burner? I plan to spend some time learning about Houzz. What’s going to help move your business forward?
Roll out a new product or service.
The thought of a new product or service has been in the back of your mind for months. Now you have the time to spend thinking through the process and getting it ready to roll out.
Review the first half of the year.
Did you hit your goals? I read “But Are You Making Any Money?: Stop Being Busy and Start Creating Cash” by Marley Majcher and found ways to improve my bottom line. What can you do to improve yours?
Update your social media profiles.
Take some time to review your LinkedIn profile to make sure it’s up to date. Our businesses are constantly evolving and sometimes we forget to keep up our profiles.
Update your website.
Same as above. Make sure your website evolves with your business. Services and products come and go. Make sure it’s current. Check your ‘About’ page to see if there’s something new that needs to be added. Any new employees to add? Or ones who have left that need to be removed? Start a blog. Now’s the perfect time to create a backlog of content.
And most important of all … take (summer) time for yourself.
You’ve been working hard and need that downtime to restore yourself. The greatest ideas can come when you’re not even trying.
I hope this sparked some good ideas!
As always, if there’s anything we can do to help please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 508-697-4027 or fill out our convenient form. We’d be happy to talk to you about rolling out a new social media platform, updating your website or moving to mobile-friendly. And we can have it ready to roll out in the Fall!