Slow Season? 12 Things to Do With the Downtime

Presented by, Hilary Halpern shares expert tips for making the most of slow business cycles.

With the season slowly moving on, our colleagues at the Young Entrepreneurs Council (YEC) asked some of their members: "what odd jobs and tasks do you work on for your businesses during a slow season to keep busy and prepare for a busy time ahead?"

Thank Your Clients:

“I touch base with past and present clients, thanking them for being so fabulous, and for continuing to nurture our professional relationship.  My regular clients receive small gifts.  This keeps me in the forefront of their minds, and also shows them I’m grateful for the business they’ve brought me.”

-Steph Auteri, career coach, writer and editor, Word Nerd Pro

Organize Internal Company Processes:

“As your business grows, it is essential to stay organized on the accounting, project management, human resources, and financial fronts.  The slow season is a perfect time to sit back and take care of the organization of your company.”

-Zach Cutler, founder and CEO, Cutler Group



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The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs.  The YEC recently published #FixYoungAmerica: How to Rebuild Our Economy and Put Young Americans Back to Work (for Good), a book of 30+ proven solutions to help end youth unemployment.