Have you given any thought toward giving yourself (or your small business) gifts that will help you be a better entrepreneur and tennis professional?
Here are 6 small business gifts you’ll be happy to have (certainly happier than getting yet another knitted reindeer sweater from Aunt Mary!).
Has your schedule taken a turn for the worst where you are now working 7 days a week?
Maybe you’ve gotten caught up in work and haven’t taken a day off in a while, or consistently work 12-hour days.
Give yourself the gift of time. Here’s how:
- Block off one day a month and take a mental health day.
- Have another staff member take on some of your tasks so you have more time to yourself.
- Book your vacation for 2016 now.
2. Smart Software
Every business owner wants to minimize expenses, but consider that not spending money on some tools could keep you from growing or being more productive. Look at software like the following and assess which could be a real asset in 2016:
- Customer relationship management software
- Accounting software
- Email marketing software
- Project management software
3. State-of-the-Art Technology
I’m not proposing you top your desk with giant $1,000 computer monitors, but if you’ve been limping along using outdated technology, it’s time for an upgrade. A newer laptop or desktop will process faster, helping you get your work done quickly.
Other technology that can help your business grow includes:
Consider whether you could use more help.
If your business has been booming to the point that you’re overloaded with work, gift yourself with employees.
Having different people on board to handle different components of your business not only frees you up, but it also gets you experts in each facet of your business.
Here are some hiring options:
- Part-time employee
- Full-time employee
You’re so busy working on your business, you probably don’t come up for air much.
What skills do you feel you’re lacking?
In 2016, give yourself the gift of education.
Any investment you make in your business knowledge is one that will help your business grow.
Here are a few ideas:
- Take a webinar through the USPTA
- Attend a USPTA Conference or Workshop
- Spend 1 hour a week reading or watching tennis videos
6. New Clothes
Every professional should have nice clothes to come to work in.
If your clothes have sweat stains or your white shirt is now turning gray then it’s time to get some new clothes.
You need to project a professional image and your clothes and shoes say a lot about who you are.
Now is the perfect time to get some new clothes. Call Fromuth and order a couple of new shirts, shorts, warm up, and a new pair of shoes and be dressed for success this holiday season!
Remember to not forget about you and your business when it comes time for gifts during the holiday season!!