Faith and Business 101: The Summer Slump

Businesses suffer through it, Churches fear it, Parents plan for it.

What is it?

The summer Slump!

What do smart parents, churches and business owners do to prepare for this regular slump in routine? They plan fun events to keep everyone coming back for more!

When kids say “I’m Bored!” Mom has a plan!

When the attendance is low, the church has a plan!

When business is slow, YOU need a plan!

I have been on staff at a church, I am a parent, and I’ve worked for, and now am, a business owner. I’ve been in the creative planning stages of each of these life phases and have helped plan summer ministry events and ideas to get people back in the doors over the summer, I’ve written and compiled a book called “199 Fun Family Activities” to help bust the kids summer boredom blues, and I’ve helped plan events to keep customers happy over the summer in the business realm, too.

What did I learn?

1. Don’t’ be surprised when it happens. It will.
2. Plan for it each and every year!

Next week we’ll talk more about planning the details, but be thinking about some of your own ideas to help boost business and cure your family’s summer blues. Believe it or not, these things can work together! You can boost business and keep the family happy at the same time!

Stop back next Friday to learn more.

‘She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for the task. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night…She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.’ – Proverbs 31:17-18,27-30

Until next time…

MariLee Parrish

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  1. becky on June 25, 2010 at 11:38 am

    I’m holding my breath for the next entry! I’m looking forward to learning free or inexpensive marketing ideas for our Pest Control company.

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