We’re well into our advent calendars and wrapping paper is taking over our lives. Planning Christmas dinner is likely high on the priority list, but as a business owner, how do you balance it all? Maybe you’re travelling home for Christmas, or you’ve got a large family to feed. Whatever your situation, don’t let it overwhelm you. 

We’ve got some tips and tools that you can use to help you manage your business and website while on the move, making sure you’ve got time for a gingerbread latte at the end of it!

Keeping up with emails

Most people will have their emails on their phones, which is a blessing and a curse. When you close your work laptop down for the day, but the emails keep coming, how do you switch off and relax? Having a work and personal email in separate inboxes or having separate addresses is a great way to divide up your time. Switch off notifications when you want to wind down, and turn them back on when you’re back at work. 

This means you can enjoy your Christmas without your phone constantly sending notifications your way, just as you take a mouthful of turkey.

Making edits

A lot of website builders will have an app or at least mobile access, so you can make any edits or changes to your website while you're on the move. Whether you’re on the bus home from a hectic day of shopping, or you’re sitting in a cafe with a festive hot chocolate. The grind never stops! Sites like Canva, WordPress and even our very own Website Builder can be used on any device. So don’t panic if you need to make a last minute update to a product or site page. 

Delegate, delegate, delegate

Just because it’s your business, doesn’t mean you have to take it on all by yourself. This might sound obvious, but especially during the holidays you need to take a break. 

Before the Christmas rush hits, make sure everyone who works for or with you is set up to work away from their desks when they need to. Keep your team up to date using software like Office 365, with shared calendars and contacts. Create shared mailboxes so your team can take on some of the load of replying to customers. It’s not all on your shoulders and you deserve a break as much as anyone else. 

Get holiday ready with Fasthosts

Have all your emails, calendars and contacts in one place and ready to share with your team using our Email Hosting. Take the stress out of holiday prep, keep everyone up to date and get ready for Christmas and the new year. Plus you’ll get 2x email addresses, 2 2GB mailboxes and antivirus protection.

If you’ve got any questions, why not give our team a call? You can get in touch over the phone on 0800 0612 153 or message us via live chat.

Happy Holidays!