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Does Your Business Slow Down During Summer Months?

    • 2 posts
    August 13, 2007 12:54 PM EDT

    My summers tend to be slower, at least June and July. They slow down in my role as a speaker--most companies do fewer seminars during the summer months due to employee vacations. As a coach, my clients tend to have more scheduling difficulties due to summer vacations as well, so fewer calls to them means less to do in the summer.

    I often use my own vacation time in the summer. Even giving myself a three-day weekend here and there is great. I also, as Maria said, try to use the time to rethink my strategy and get ready for the busier fall.

    --Chris

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    August 5, 2007 1:34 PM EDT

    Does your business slow down during summer months...or is it pretty consistent throughout the year? And if the summer months are slow for you, how do you offset the reduced income?

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    • 51 posts
    August 5, 2007 4:39 PM EDT
    Normally business is slow during the summer months but this year was different. I attribute it to having more contacts, sales pitches and referrals. I spent a lot of time pre-summer trying to fill the sales funnel so to speak. Things were slow and then in mid-July I was swamped with opportunities.

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