December is a wonderful and festive time of the year. The excitement of the season – meeting up with family and friends and taking time out from our busy schedules.
For our team at Akoni it is also a time to reflect on a busy and exciting year.
It can also be a difficult time of year for those of us who run small businesses. Staff shortages due to annual leave, increased product demand with seasonal customer expectations, and where not managed appropriately, stress remains until Christmas Eve.
Grab this opportunity to enjoy your festive season with loved ones, sit back and reflect on your year as a business , how far you have come and look forward to the New Year ahead. This time of the year encourages everyone, whether you celebrate Christmas or simply enjoy the festive season, to absorb the emotion and wonder of the season. Our entire year is spent moving forward, progressing and actioning a long to-do list. If we stand still a moment, we hear the cold winter chill beckoning to slow down, reduce our workload, take a deep, relaxing breath, and take care of the important aspect of life.
We would like to say thank you to everyone who has been involved in our journey this year at Akoni. We have much in store for next year, kicking off in early January. We look forward to 2017 and what it holds for us as a business.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings, and a great start into the New Year! We are ready to embrace our exciting year ahead, and eagerly working towards our next phase of inspiration and innovation for businesses.