September 4, 2007
Back to Business?
Today is the day every year that everyone keeps saying, "well, it’s back to school time." Ignore for a moment the fact that half of the schools I hear about now start in the middle of August…it’s interesting to see how some things in the business world really slow down in the summer, especially in August as well as the school system.
People really disappear for vacations, short and long. Even if we aren’t like our European counterparts who really have it figured out and can virtually shut down in August, it’s just harder to get things done. People might not all be out at the same time or for as long, but having one or two key people out any given week just makes it harder to make progress on things.
So, it’s time to get Back to Business. September and October are the busiest months of the year in our industry with a packed conference schedule, planning cycles for next year, and the ever-present "holiday season" for our retail clients, so it should be a crazy fall!