It’s never too early to start planning for the holidays; and that doesn’t just apply to turkey-buying and guest-inviting. Your business needs a holiday plan too, so you can take some well deserved time off to prepare for, and enjoy, the holidays while your business keeps going without skipping a beat.
Planning helps you stay in control. Wouldn’t you rather be kicking back with an eggnog and some cookies before the holidays instead of working late into the evenings (or on weekends) to hastily create your weekly ezine or email blast? Planning ahead now helps avoid frustration later.
Taking advantage of the scheduling options in your favorite technical tools like WordPress, 1ShoppingCart, Aweber and social media dashboards like HootSuite or TweetDeck will help ease the pressure, reduce stress, and keep your business humming during the holidays. Schedule your tweets, Facebook page updates, blog posts and email blasts right up until the end of the year (which is right around the corner and will be here before we know it!) to help you plan for a smooth holiday season both professionally and personally.