[This is my last post for 2014 as my family will take a combination vacation/staycation through 1/1/2015. Thank you for your faithfulness in 2014 and Merry Christmas!]
In many industries, especially in retail, the business of Christmas will make or break the entire fiscal year. One of my great business experiences was serving five years in the headquarters of a Fortune 500 retailer with over 1,700 locations and 40,00 employees. The six weeks from mid-November through New Years was critical for us, as it determined our annual success or failure.
Unlike retail, the business of Christmas may or may not break make your entire year, but I know that it often radically increases your activity levels from parties, shopping, gift wrapping, special events, family trips and more.
For most of us, the business of Christmas makes it the most hectic time of the year.
Yet all these wonderful activities can easily distract us from the real business of Christmas.