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Don’t Let the Slow Season Get You Down – Instead Take Advantage

AUTHOR: Sogol Sabbar

There are times when one part of the year is busier than the others for some businesses. This can get frustrating for many business owners, but don’t let it get you down. Use it to your advantage instead. Here are just a few positive things you can do when business is slow.

1. Put some extra effort into marketing and your strategies

This is an obvious one, but worth mentioning. When business is cranking you almost never think about revisiting your marketing campaigns and strategies, because well they’re working just fine…right? You may also not have the time to revisit them. But what if you take some extra time during slower months to figure out even better ways to market or try new strategies? It might be worthwhile.

2. Revisit your brand

Your brand is what sets you apart from your competition. Take some time to Google your business and see what comes up. Is the information correct? Are you where you want to be, or can you do better? These days, if you don’t have a good online reputation, your business can be affected.

3. Take some time for yourself

It’s important for all business owners to take a vacation, or take some time for themselves. You work, day in and day out. Use your slower months as an opportunity to relax and take a breather. Then when you get back to business, you’ll be well rested and re-energized.

4. Learn a new skill

Ever wanted to learn something new but just didn’t have the time? Take advantage of the slow months and go online and learn a new skill or learn about new technology that could help your business.

5. Network and research

Networking and researching takes a lot of time and effort, but every business owner must do it. Use your slower season to take advantage of your networking and researching efforts. Try reading articles or a new book that you can learn a thing or two from. Or try going to a networking event.

6. Organize your workplace

There comes a time when things might start to get disorganized. When you’re not so busy, it’s a great time to get things back on track with your inventory or files. Perhaps you could use the time to get ahead on your taxes.

View the full list at Inc.com