10 Things To Do During Downtime For Small Businesses
Monday Apr 20th, 2020Share
Hope everyone is hanging in there! I know it might be hard to be at home as a business owner, but there’s always a positive side to this! We can definitely take this time to turn our attention to grow and maintain the back-end of our business, spend more time with our family and invest in ourselves!
I have created a blog, which you can read below, discussing the top 10 things you can do when you have downtime in your business.
1. Spend time with your family:
We are always busy juggling our everyday work and family lifestyle. Most of us are working around the clock and only get a few moments during dinner or bedtime to spend with our loved ones. We can definitely take this time to teach our children something new, go on a brisk walk, do some fun crafts or bake some delicious treats.
2. Create a Content Calendar:
This is the perfect time to create a schedule for the upcoming year of the content you will be putting out. It’s always good to schedule this before, allowing you to check one more thing off your to-do list and it will give you more time to focus on other aspects of your business.
3. Update your Taxes & Finances:
Most of us probably leave this to the last moment, but take this time to update and track all of your expenses. Create a system and keep your finances organized! This will save you a lot of time during tax session.
4. Create New Promotional Material:
Have you been wanting to update your promotional marketing material, but haven’t had the time to do so? Well this is the perfect time to get that sorted! Design your new business cards, marketing flyers and any other promotional material that you haven’t had the chance to complete.
5. Follow-up with Clients:
Follow-up with your clients by sending them a simple text, email or by giving them a phone call. See how you can work with them and provide them with the best customer service. Also, work on getting those testimonials you’ve been waiting for as well!
6. Take a Headshot:
Is your headshot photo outdated? If so, take a new one! Whether you’re using a professional camera or your Smartphone, it’s always nice to update this at least once or twice a year!
7. Clean out your Inbox:
Is your inbox flooding with emails? Ones that you may have opened or simply just forgot to delete? Take this downtime to clean out your cluttered inbox!
8. Update your Website!
This might be a daunting task but one that must be completed! Update your website with new content, whether it's by posting a new blog post, professional images or more information about you. Your viewers will be more intrigued to visit your website!
9. Invest in Yourself:
You may know everything about your business, but it is always a good idea to invest in yourself. Purchase an online training course or an e-book, to help you learn something new and to stay on top of your business.
10. Sit Back & Relax:
Grab a glass of wine or a book you’ve always wanted to finish or simply enjoy that movie everyone has been raving about on Netflix. Turn off your phone, emails and everyday business tasks and just enjoy this time off!