Last Minute Holiday Prep


​You are in the final stretch. The schedule seemed impossible last week. Now you are just days away from Christmas. Stress is mounting for everyone and as a business owner, you may feel even more of the holiday pressures. If so, remember to take a deep breath.
There may be mishaps. Any misgivings you feel at the time will pass; consider the amount of stress that will result if you lose your cool. Remember, you are the example. If you need to count to ten, do it. Consider doing it while you are smiling and do it with your inside voice.
Remind your team of the final push. Your team can make or break your business. Keep as much fun as possible in the season and consider adding incentives for motivation.
If possible, take off the owner badge and get in the trenches with your crew. If you are at the top, you may recall witnessing other business owners in your past, and the positive impression felt from the helping hand.
Finally, enjoy the season. Let the team know how thankful you are for their commitment to the company.
The New Year is around the corner, and we can make plans to do it all over again. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays


Pamela Kidwell 
Business Innovation Center