Jul 18, 2022
There’s always going to be
seasons of quiet. Many times that happens in summer. Times when
things are a little slow at the shop, not as busy… but don’t panic.
This is normal.
So, for this episode, I have
five strategies to help you optimize those slow seasons. Strategies
that will help you move forward during a not-so-busy
- Embrace a
little downtime - Be OK
with your shop not being crazy busy. Allow the slow times to happen
and embrace the fact that rest is essential.
- Refresh your
space - This is not so
much about the merchandising, but regular shop maintenance. Need
touch-up paint? Need to organize? Dust? Try and focus on the little
things you never have time for during the busy season, and don’t be
afraid to get your team involved.
- Plan your
events - Have a team
meeting and start planning for Q3 and Q4. Fill up your idea parking
lot. No idea is a bad idea here!
- Update your
operations - Your
contracts, policies & procedures, manuals, opening and closing
checklists, operations etc.
something new - What do
you wish you were better at? We all have something. Use this time
to fill your skills gaps - our numbers, marketing strategy, POS
systems, social media, your website, take a course. Whatever it may
be, it’s time to level up!
Maybe you just need to
That’s ok too.
We want to show up at our very
best when it gets busy again. Utilize your downtime to better
prepare for what’s coming in Q3 and Q4. Be on the lookout for
our Holiday Boot Camp in August!
NAME it. CLAIM it. Then you can TAME it.
Full show notes here https://wendybatten.com/116/