cushion the impact Christmas Checklist for Business

BY Sue Williamson

With less than one week to go before Christmas Day, many of us are getting ready to wind down for the festive season. With a much-needed and very well deserved break around the corner, you could be forgiven for simply wanting to finish up and head home. With this in mind, we’ve put together our cushion the impact Christmas checklist for business to make sure you don’t forget anything important.

Opening hours and contact details

Make sure the business opening hours are known, perhaps by sending an email to your clients, and updating the relevant section on your website. If you are closing completely for a few days don’t forget to publish the date you’re reopening.

If your business is you alone, be realistic about how many hours you want to work over the period. What other commitments do you have? Remember – work is not everything and you need some time for yourself and your family too.

If you decide to take a complete break, what is going to happen while your office is closed?

If you’re happy to leave the business unattended, consider putting ‘office closed until …’ auto replies on your emails and on your voicemail or if this is too much to contemplate, consider using a call answering service who can filter the calls for you so you only take the calls you want to take.

If you are in serviced offices, make a note of their opening hours and emergency numbers.

Technical issues

IT and telecoms needs over the period, make sure you have all the information and contact details you may need.

Make backups before you leave for the break (and if you’re not backing up why not?). Off site or cloud backups might suit you during the break in case the celebrations are too much and you need the sanity of work for an hour or two.


Whatever you do and however you do it, take time to enjoy yourself.

Extra help

If it all seems overwhelming or you’d simply rather concentrate on your business instead of the Christmas preparations, why not give us a ring and our award winning services can help you enjoy the festivities without the stress.

cushion the impact  provides award winning personal and virtual assistance and customised lifestyle management for hard working and hard living individuals and small business owners.  We know there aren’t enough hours in the day, so let us help you live an organised, efficient, & fulfilling life. Take a deep breath & call us today.  Your personal service awaits!!

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