For businesses, the holiday season comes with mixed emotions. On one hand, it is the time of year when you get to really see the fruits of your labor, both in the year-end numbers and the time you get to spend with your family and friends.
However, the holiday season also is a weird time for many small businesses, as it often presents a natural slow time as many of their customers are in holiday mode as well, holding off on large projects and purchases until after the new year. For businesses that are primarily based on professional services & consulting, the final 8 weeks of the year is usually the slowest time of the year outside of any year-end implementations.
These slow periods are excellent opportunities to take a breath and focus on growth; however many people have a hard time going from an operational mindset to a growth mindset easily. For those members of your team who are naturally more inclined to focus on operations (work) rather than long term growth, this indecision can be paralyzing and lead to missed opportunities.
Here are 7 questions you can ask yourself and your leadership team if they get stuck on ideas on what they can do during this time of year to better position themselves for next year.
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