Meetings to plan, phone calls to make, payments to chase and plans to be made…Everything suddenly needs doing all at once and you only have two hands! Just when you thought you were coping you’ve hit a busy period in your business and now you’re wondering how you will make it through the next few months!
All businesses have peaks and troughs throughout the year, whether it’s Christmas, Easter, Summer, Winter or something more specific to your industry. The key to getting through, or even better, growing during these periods, simply requires some forward planning and savvy business choices.
So, what can you do to make sure you survive a busy period in your business? Read on for my top tips;
Use quieter periods to plan for your busy times
It’s very unusual for a business to be busy all year round, so use your downtime wisely. If you need to build up stock levels, do so in the quieter months when suppliers may be offering discounts; use your quiet periods to catch up on business tasks and admin and set up forecasting tools to help you plan and prepare for the busier periods. Always look 6 months ahead and plan for every eventuality.