Christmas – a time for friends and family and festive cheer, Christmas parties, school carol services and late night Christmas shopping.
But if you, like me, are running your own small business or are self-employed, how on earth do you find the time to switch off and have some 'Festive Fun’?!
Do you have someone to cover your Christmas holiday/sickness?
Many large businesses (especially those involved in manufacturing – definitely not retail!) still close down between Christmas and New Year, or at least have so many staff on the books that they can ensure the day-to-day running of their business can carry on smoothly over this period. But even if work slows down for you too in December, it can soon pile up again when you take time off!
You can also guarantee that, just like when you drop toast buttered side down on the carpet, you are definitely going to receive a super-hot lead from an enthusiastic new customer the afternoon you decide to pop your ‘out of office’ on and try to beat the crowds with some mid-week Christmas shopping.
Taking time off when you run a small business is definitely not all festive joy and laughter – we don’t necessarily have the permanent staff available to cover holiday and sickness. However, this is where virtual business support companies offering ad-hoc administrative assistance can help!
Are you left 'cold' by the thought of the Christmas break?
If the thought of festive fun leaves you cold right now, why not consider seeking the support of a business like CC Professional, who can help you maintain the smooth running of your business if, or when, you need to take time off this Christmas (or any time you want to take a holiday)? We can help with essential tasks like email and diary management, and provide invaluable information about reliable and professional call-handling services so your customers never even have to know that you have taken a few days off!
That should definitely help to make your mulled wine and mince pie(s) more enjoyable! What can we say?
"We love to spread a bit of festive cheer, providing ad-hoc administrative support to small businesses far and near!"