It’s not unusual for a small business to be a bit slower during the summer months than during the rest of the year. What is unusual is for small business owners to take advantage of this downtime appropriately. Instead of considering this your own personal vacation, use the reduction in business to run a sort of company update. Here are a few things to put on your small business summer to-do list.

 

1. Talk to Your Accountant

Now is a great time to schedule an appointment with your accountant and take stock in your finances. Look at your income and expenditures and make a plan that will carry you through the rest of the year.

 

2. Create a Handbook

If you are at a point where hiring employees makes sense, or you have already hired employees, take the time to create an employee handbook. This is a highly recommended practice and can keep you out of legal trouble in the future. Plus, it’s an easy way to set goals and expectations for your employees as well.

 

3. Update Your Outdated Website

If your website is a bit tired and outdated, now is the perfect time to update it. Your site should be prominent in searches, and it should attract customers rather than turn them away.

 

4. Get Some Help

Did you know that there are companies out there that can help take some of the burden of operating your small business off your shoulders? Now is a great time to reach out to our team to see what we can do for you and your company.