Category: Small business

If your business is closing down over Christmas, and you’re looking forward to clocking of for an extended festive break, you’ll no doubt already be winding down and counting the hours until you can switch on the out of office. The trouble is, switching off completely means there’s a chance you’ll come back to a packed inbox and a full answerphone.

But a little bit of preparation before you break up could help your colleagues to keep things ticking over and make sure you come back to an organised office that’s ready to take the new year by storm.

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It’s almost December, which means everyone will be planning Christmas drinks, parties and the seasonal wind down. And while those in and around the office will be getting right into the Christmas spirit over the next few weeks – whether through the annual Christmas party, a day dedicated to silly jumpers, or festive tunes on loop in reception – spare a thought for those freelancers who work tirelessly all year but never get to see any of the fun stuff.

OK, they don’t have to contend with the commute or the office politics, and they can work in their pyjamas should the fancy take them, but that doesn’t mean those that work from home¬†should be left out of the festive revelry.

So, this year, why not get your freelancers involved in the festive fun?

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If you need a little extra money for the holidays, it could be worth considering your own seasonal start-up. Here are some ideas for how you could make some extra festive cash with your own Christmas business.

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Next weekend sees the return of Small Business Saturday, the one day of the year where customers are encouraged to rebel against the retail chains, overlook the massive online shops, and buy from local stores instead.

This year marks the sixth anniversary of the event, and all small businesses are being encouraged to get involved, from family butchers to online sellers – if it sounds like something that could give your business a boost, here’s how to get involved…

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