Okay, so it’s nearly November and there are some whose thoughts are turned towards Christmas. If you are a product based business this may be a busy time; for services, maybe not so.
So, what do you do as an SME or entrepreneur or if you are self-employed?
A few things.
Catch up on your paperwork.
While no one particularly likes paperwork; it is necessary. We all must account for our time, so it makes sense to use periods which are quieter for all the ‘background’ work.
If you’re up to date with your paperwork; good for you! You could still use this time to take stock of what has been happening in the business and sit down to write a marketing plan if you haven’t already done so.
Attend training or workshops
While you’re catching up on all those jobs that you don’t like, why not fit a few workshops, events or training into your schedule. Not only will it break up the monotony but it will get you equipped and ready for the next phase of your business.
Online courses such as FutureLearn Business Courses are there to enhance your current skills and help to develop your business.
I’ve done quite a few FutureLearn courses and they have great interaction with other learners. You may be someone who prefers to meet others face to face while learning new skills. If that is the case, then Build.Blog.Boost is for you!
What is Build.Blog.Boost?
If you are in business and you aren’t sure about social media or blogging or PR, and you’d like to know how these strategies can help grow your business, then go along to this one -day workshop at the Let’s Go! Business Hub.
During the day, myself of PM Noble Consultancy Services, Vernette John Joiles of 7D Web Design and Colette Machado, will explain how social media and blogging can help the online presence of your business and how PR can add that extra something to your business.
Workshops are always good places to meet other like-minded business folks, who want to be more productive. Speaking of meeting others, this leads nicely into the third thing to do during a quiet period….
You don’t have to spend a huge amount of money or join the highflyers (unless you really want to). There is always something going on which is either free or has a small fee to pay.
Spend some time thinking about those in your circle. Who needs the kind of help you can offer? Who in your circle is a real champion of yours? Who is always singing your praises to others about what you have done for them? The effort is never wasted when we remind those close to us to spread the word about what we do.
See you there!