Ep 35 - Create & Thrive Podcast

With only weeks to go until Christmas and the New Year it is important that you set yourself some time for a break from your handmade business.

I know the idea of shutting down strikes fear into the heart of many handmade business owners… but honestly? Taking a real break from your business can often be THE BEST thing you can possibly do. Both for you, and for the future of your business.

Whether you take a day to yourself, or have a big holiday planned, there are some things to think about in advance to ensure that you are prepared and have the confidence in taking a break that you can really enjoy.

In this episode I share some practical tips that will take the stress out of your holiday, and give you a step-by-step plan that tells you how to get everything you need to do done.

I’d love to hear about your holiday-taking experiences in the comments below, too! When’s the last time you took a proper break from your business? How did it go? And do you have any tips for your fellow makers on this process?

Ep 35 quote - Jess

Quotes and highlights from this Episode:

  • ‘If you work yourself too hard, you will end up resenting your business’. {Jess}
  • Take the fear out of taking a break from your business.
  • Saving enough money and making sure you have more than you need.
  • Work harder before your break so you can enjoy it.
  • ‘Your life is more than just your business’. {Jess}
  • Write an action plan ahead of time.
  • ‘It’s all about communication, communication, communication’. {Jess}
  • Preparing your regular customers.
  • Announce clearly and announce early.
  • Set up email responders and vacation notices.
  • Keeping visible during your break.
  • Have a set date to re-open.
  • ‘Re-spark the fire that drives you’. {Jess}
  • Taking a break is powerful for the future of your business.

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