In the spring, people talk about busy bees and that's a good thing. Buzzing around getting things done is a sign of growth and productivity. Why then in the fall do people say that busy people are scurrying around like mice and they make it sound like a bad thing? It probably has to do with the coming season more than anything. Springtime is a precursor to summer and therefore summer fun, summer vacation, etc. Fall is the time to prepare for winter and that usually brings visions of stocking up and gearing up for freezing temps, bad weather, and other challenges. If you're scurrying to get things done before the holidays we have some tips to help your small business. Plus, we'll tell you how Stockpile quick inventory system can help.
Time for a Touchdown
Settling for a field goal in football puts points on the scoreboard but it's not the ultimate prize. Now is time to set your sights on scoring some touchdowns. You need to really go for it if you want to position your small business for success in the coming year. Take a look at your goals and see how you're doing. Identify the areas where you can improve and make a push to get it done before Thanksgiving. You'll feel better heading into the holidays if you know that you have a solid game plan and are within scoring distance of reaching your goals.
Wrap It Up!
It can be easy to call it quits when the holidays arrive and just let the goals you haven't reached fade away. Don't give up too soon. Look for ways to finish the projects you were working on and wrap them up between Thanksgiving and the new year. It's likely that you will have some downtime in there somewhere. Make the most of it and get those last few things done. Come January you'll be glad that you did.
Don't Give Yourself Whiplash
The end of the year is a great time for retrospection. The 'best of' lists will be everywhere, you won't be able to escape the countdowns of the biggest songs, movies, books, stories, etc. It's a good idea to review what went wrong and what went right in your business last year but you also need to look to the future and plan ahead. Don't get so caught up in looking back and forth that you give yourself a headache. Do a quick review, make some notes on what you did right and what you need to work on and then start looking ahead. The new year is right around the corner and you need to hit the ground running.
Don't Worry You've Got Time
Worried that you won't have the time you need to get everything done? Stockpile quick inventory system can help. Creating item records is quick and easy. Stockpile is fully customizable so you choose which fields to include in item records. This allows you to track all the information that is important to you. You can run reports and generate a complete picture of your inventory with just a few clicks. The best part is that you don't even have to be in the office to do it. That's right, Stockpile is mobile compatible which means you can access your inventory data from your mobile device anywhere you have internet access. Plus, Stockpile is available for free so there's nothing to lose by giving it a try. Ready to get started? Try Stockpile today!