|Preparing for the Holidays |
This past weekend was Labor Day (2003), the quasi-official end of summer. And yes, while summer is still drawing to a close, now is not a bad time to be planning what your workplace is going to be doing for the Holidays.
The reason? Many companies that plan holiday parties start making their reservations at this time – in fact, quite a few have already secured their dates and locations.
One person I know, Anna, tried to book a mid-December event at her favorite location, but that locale was already booked for the date she wanted! Anna ended up moving her event to another day just so she could have it at the place she wanted.
On the “work” side of the spectrum, those businesses that ramp up seasonal merchandise during the holidays should already be looking for the best bargains they can get – and be planning for when those orders need to arrive so they’re here when the time is right. Other things to consider for the holidays include gifts to clients and gifts or bonuses to employees. A little planning ahead may save you quite a bit of money.