Biz Tip of the Week

By: Viveka Tuesday November 27, 2012 comments Tags: business tip, Howard Lewinter, biz tip

ByHoward Lewinter

Don’t Write Off The Month Of December

Every December I am reminded about how I met with what turned out to be one of my long clients at lunch on Christmas Eve. I could have told him it was Christmas Eve and I couldn’t be bothered meeting with him. What a mistake that would have been!

Although you may not want to have a business meeting on Christmas Eve, don’t write off the month of December.

Remember: Just because the year is winding down doesn’t mean that your business activity should be winding down. In fact, now may be the time to increase your business activity.

December is a great month to:

  • Visit your customers and clients

  • Prospect!

  • Review the business year – what was successful and why; what wasn’t successful and why

  • Plan for the new business year

  • Get your desk and office organized

  • Talk with the resources that can help improve your business in the new year

  • Do whatever you need to do to “hit the ground running” on January 2.

By getting ready for next year in December, you’ll start the year off right!

(Hey everyone - This is Viveka - Howard is right - don't rest on your holiday laurels.  I'm spending this December on my business plan which includes a great deal of prospecting on LinkedIn.  This is also a great time to plan your editorial calendar for next year if you are a blogger.  Use LinkedIn to find guest bloggers and people to interview!).

Howard Lewinter advises CEOs, presidents and business owners throughout the United States. Howard helps business people run their businesses more successfully by working with them to open up their minds, to more fully see the vision they have for their business, and then guides, focuses, strategizes and brings clarity to taking the necessary business action.  

Since 1989, CEOs, presidents and business owners have trusted Howard’s business advice, intuitive insight and objective perspective. If you have business problems, business issues or business goals and plans, would like to run your business with less stress or would simply like to maintain or exceed your level of business success, go to Howard’s website and blog at: or call Howard at 888-738-1855.  Follow Howard on Twitter: @HowardLewinter

About the Author: Viveka

Viveka is author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert”.
CEO of Linked Into Business, she also hosts the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter.  Forbes has listed her as a top social media influencer for three years running, and she has been cited in Ragan, CNN, Forbes, Mashable, Simple Living, Bloomberg, LinkedIn's Small Business Site and "The Sophisticated Marketer's Guide to LinkedIn, The Miami Herald, Social Media Today and The Social Media Examiner!

Find on Google+