It’s not that we don’t enjoy the holidays. Or that we don’t have that special Christmas spirit. It’s just that the holidays are, er, kind of costly. Many of us shut down for a period of time. Shipments don’t go out the door. Business gets interrupted. Key people go on vacation. There are holiday parties and other distractions. And of course, the holidays means it’s time to dole out year-end bonuses too. It’s all good and fun but let’s face it: it’s expensive.

Below are few holiday dos and don’ts that every small business owner should know:

  • Don’t send out holiday emails.
  • Don’t worry about religion.
  • Decorate your office.
  • Forget about an overboard office party.
  • Do the office party right.
  • Shut down if you can.
  • Give.

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