Stack of papers need filing? Book keeping to tidy up? Sort out those inventories. De-clutter those desks. Delete and bin anything that has been lying around for too long.
Has the hamster wheel been continuously turning to the point where you have not had chance to catch up with where you and your business are at? Time to revisit business plans. Are your finances steady? Are you on track to cover all those business overheads that have a habit of appearing after the summer months? Catch up on any relevant news and/or changes that apply to being self employed in France or your industry. How are these going to be implemented into your business?
When was the last time you visited your website to update or refresh it? Now is a good time to update with latest products, services, testimonials, pics and video. Would your social media activity benefit from a summer make over? Think summer give-aways or competitions. Do you need new business cards or marketing material? Review these and update and replenish.
Customers particularly your loyal and faith bunch need to be looked after and loved. Is now a good time to create a loyal customer campaign? A newsletter bringing them up to speed about your business and an offer will go a long way. Reach out for feedback – customers are an excellent starting point to learn what's working for your business and what isn't.
We all know that there's more to being a business owner than the income earning aspect. Managing a business comes with a heap of other responsibilities. Summer might be a good time to invest in researching and learning to fill in those knowledge/skills gaps. There's plenty of online material to tap into such as ebooks and online courses.
It's important that business owners take a break. It is counterproductive to work work work. All businesses benefit from us taking a step back from it to recharge those batteries and renew our motivation. Enjoy time away from your business, you've earned it!
Make the most of the summer, no sooner is it here, it's gone and a new season will await.
Keeping it socially simple