In just a matter of weeks (or even days), your business will go from being very busy to being pretty quiet. Heck, even the “big companies” notice this too.
No matter what size you are, you know that the summer INSANITY quickly gives way to an after-summer slow down… and it will feel like you’ve gone from racing on a busy interstate to a Sunday drive on a country road.
For most service businesses, this is just the way it goes. You expect it to happen and you hope it won’t hurt too bad. (Of course you wish it was different but you know this is as predictable as summer and winter.)
And chances are, you know what it’s doing to your business: it’s potentially hurting you because your team goes from being busy and making a lot of money to being really slow.
Your expenses may still be in “busy summer” mode instead of “slow fall” mode.
Your team may start to worry about your company and start looking for a different company.
You may not be sure how to make payroll.
Even when you prepare for the slowdown, it becomes expensive, frustrating, and even really stressful. (I even know of some service companies that desperately hire people in June and July but then are forced to lay them off in September and October because of the slowdown.)
And let’s face it—you don’t want it to slow down. You want it to be steady (or maybe just as busy as the summer).