What do you do to add some fun to running your business?

What do you do to add some fun to running your business?

Hello, this is Laura Lee Rose. I am a speaker and author. I am an expert in time and project management.

I help busy professionals and entrepreneurs create effective systems so that they can comfortably delegate to others, be more profitable and have time to enjoy life even if they don’t have time to learn new technology or train their staff. I have a knack for turning big ideas into on time and profitable projects.

At the end of the day, I transform the way you run your business into a business you love to run.

Today’s comment came from a busy professional:

What do you do to add some fun to running your business?

I have a tendency to always focus on the next thing on my to-do list. When I was in the corporate world, with many more resources, I found that I would take more breaks and joke around with co-workers. Adding some fun, carefree moments are a good way to re-energize. I would love to hear some ideas for fun pick-me-ups from those who work alone or with a small team. Thanks.

There are several quick things that will add fun to running your business. At the same time, you are running a business to make money. Therefore, your primary goal is to run a business and you are not responsible for making sure your employees have fun at work. Even so, there are some quick and inexpensive things that you can do. One of the best things to do is to simply “mix things up”.

Combine activities together:

· Have your staff meetings outside or at a local ice cream parlor – especially since the weather is so inviting – as a celebratory achievement.

· Mix business with some pleasure but inviting your customers to a summer event, play, or an enjoyable event.

· Kick your business relationships up a notch by introducing your clients to each others in such a way that it creates additional business FOR THEM.

· Have a dinner party or social that allows all your clients to mingle around a certain theme.

· Kick-off a proposal around a dinner or wine-tasting party with potential investors and partners.

· Take a break and help your children with an junior entrepreneur project like selling lemonade or help the design a product themselves. You will be surprised how many business contacts you will refresh when you help your child with their business.

· Partner up with affiliated ventures (other business owners that offer complimentary services to your product/service) – and provide a End-to-end, Soup-to-nuts Summer Fair. This is where the combination of all your clients (your and your affiliated partners) bring all your partners together to illustrate your End-to-end solutions combining all your services.

Create Contests and Special Office Events

· Have simple contests to meet some business commitments

· Reward yourself and others with fun prizes and celebrate various achievements.

· Have “Bring your children to work” day.

· Bring your pet to work day

· Funny Hat Day

· Movie-Day Friday and release people from work early with movie tickets – to celebrate a business accomplishment.

· Lunch is on the Company – then play Frisbee golf or similar activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Whatever you do, schedule the event during “work hours”. The fastest way to distill resentment is to force employees to use their leisure time for a “fun” office event.

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