After several extremely busy weeks, work is showing signs of getting back to normal, well nearly. When working for yourself or a small business anything not mission critical often gets pushed to one side when your busy. Blogging unfortunately is one them that has to take a back burner.
As a small business wanting to grow, you can’t afford to say no to new clients or new work requests from existing customers. If you provide business critical systems you often have to drop everything to deal with support issues, which might take 5 minutes to fix or 5 hours. If you’re in the middle of project work this can be rather counter productive.
So since Christmas we have been working on…
- Three group websites, with a group splash page and customised WordPress template for group news (75% finished)
- CRM Demo system and basic user training
- Four new IT support clients in Edinburgh (2 x Charities, Agricultural and a Design Agency)
- Four other websites in various stages of progress
- Press Release Website
- Charity Website
- Fencing Company
- Shower company
- Boys Club Football Team
- Fully ERP System which encompasses front facing touch screen ordering system, stock control via hand held devices, invoicing, accounts and dispatch (Those devices that you sign when you get a delivery from TNT, UPS etc).
- Order system that allows small Sony distributors to integrate with Sony stock control system.
- And probably other hundred things I’ve done and now forgotten about.
What hasn’t helped is Christmas. I find that clients tend to take their foot off the accelerator in December and then at the start of the new year feel bad for doing so and then push hard. That’s just business for you. It doesn’t matter what type you’re in, you will find that you push for input from a client and when you finally it get it, the client will want the solution delivered yesterday.
I’ve mentioned before how important it is for a business running a blog to have a buffer of draft blog posts for business periods. Unfortunately our buffer ran out weeks ago. So if you already have a draft of blog posts, double it is my advice!
Thank you to everyone for your comments and sorry I’ve not replied to them, I will do shortly.