Volume 2 Issue 9 Featuring the Annual Corporate Outings and Events Guide

Tis the season! For some, this means more time with the family, holiday shopping and lots of over-eating. For entrepreneurs, it might mean a few days off, without the disturbance of cell phones or email! As I look forward to those few days, I’ve been reflecting on the Thanksgiving holiday. I remember the first Thanksgiving dinner at my inlaws. Before our second feast of the day began, my mother-in-law asked for everyone to mention one thing they were thankful for that year. This was a tradition of theirs, but new to me as the latest addition to the family. Of course I said I was thankful for their daughter (I think I earned brownie points for that), but the question made me actually stop and think about all of the great things we have around us every day.

As entrepreneurs, many of us get caught up in the day-today of running our business and need to take time to reflect on the things we are thankful for. This is the time of year to think about our staff, and the commitment they have given to us. It’s also a great time to thinking of our clients, because after all, they are the ones that keep our staff busy and keep our business running. We should be truly thankful for those who help us do what we love every day.

When was the last time you gave an employee a gift card for doing a good job? What about sending a hand written thank you note to a client or a vendor to show appreciation? Simple gestures like these go a long way. As a business owner, we should be incorporating these strategies around the year, and not just around the holiday season, but this is a great time to start.

Continuing with the theme of being thankful, be sure to read page 15 where I thank all of those involved in our celebration of women entrepreneurs.

Thank you for reading this, thank you for your support and I wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

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