Is your business open for the holidays?
I work for a non-profit to stop animal abuse so realistically we never shut our doors, even for the holidays. Is this something we can capitalize on? I'm curious to hear if you slow down business during the holidays or take a break completely. Thanks for sharing and happy thanksgiving week everyone.
I am based in the UK, and we have several organisation that deal with Animal, notably the RSPCA, Cats Protection League and Caninine Defence League among others. We also have two emergency vetinary surgery charities called "Blue Cross" and "PDSA" (Peoples' Dispensary for Sick Animals).
Both the RSPCA and Canine & Cats Defence Leagues note that Christmas is their busiest times, usually on the grounds that so many people buy pets as Christmas presents, particularly children. Dogs seem to be the most "ditched", followed by cats.
To that end the doors are always open with these "adoption" type opertaions, as so many animals get abandoned, not just Christmas, but through the year again where animals are purchased as "gifts" particularly for children. In fact one of the logos of the Canine Defence League has the caption " A dog is for life, not just for Christmas"..
Perhaps one area that you capitalise on would be to have a "sleep over" arrangement,rather like kennels and catteries where the animal is looked after over a short period of time, say holiday: Christams and Summer would be ufseful for people who want to go abroad, or if someone goes in to hospital for example. You can "under-cut" the other boarding kennels as you have charity status.
I hope that this gives you some ideas and best of luck with the great job you are doing.
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As a CPA we are very busy this time of year planning out our clients' year end to minimize their taxes. This is a critical time of year for our clients.
Yes. We're a B&B in a resort town and yes we will have guests on Thanksgiving.
We do have days when some staff have off; however, because we provide web hosting and managed technology services we are manned 24/7/365 so we always have staff working. We also do not slow down during the holiday season because we need to be available when someone is ready to make a decision or they need to utilize our technology.
We have a small consulting firm. Our clients are either really busy for the holiday season and have no time for us, or they're not busy so they shut down. So we go on vacation. January is very busy for us, helping clients do beginning of the year planning.