It’s December and Christmas is nearly here! As I type this, it’s only 4 weeks away. Not that I’m counting or anything…
What does Christmas mean to a small business? As a new small business owner myself, I wonder what others like me are up to. There are some basic things we need to prepare ourselves for. Such as planning customer Christmas presents, last-minute work requests, staff rewards (if you have any) etc. It’s not a big list, but it sure can be overwhelming if you have a lot of customers and are doing it all alone.
Apart from all the extra work, Christmas can be a reminder of how lone working is in fact, quite lonely. Back when I worked for an employer, I was super excited about getting ready for the Christmas party, I took part in decorating the office and organising the event. It was great, a chance for everyone to get together and have a jolly good time! And make some hilarious memories to remember well into the new year. Oh, I look back at those parties fondly.
As a lone worker, things are a little different. You may get a few party invites and even go to them if you’re up for it. But, it’s not the same as getting together with a bunch of colleagues and having a good knees up, is it? Maybe this time next year I will host my first Christmas party, this year though, I am going to be spending my time working hard and enjoying the company of my fellow small business owners virtually. Wait a minute. I just had an idea of hosting a Virtual Christmas Party! I’ve heard of this before but never arranged or took part in one myself!
I know a few people who’d like to take part. I better crack on see if I can arrange everything in time!
If this is something you’d like to take part in, drop me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org! Ooh, I am excited!