It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Commercials and holiday movies tell us it’s the time to sit quietly, reflecting on family and friends, basking in the blessings you have. Soft music, twinkling lights, gentle snowflakes…you know the stories. All is calm, all is bright – unless you’re a shop owner trying to get through the end of the year with your sanity intact. We’re talking about surviving the Christmas chaos, the Hanukkah havoc, the Kwanza craziness.
In this Shop Owner Solutions podcast episode, Doug Kaufman and Clint Cooper discuss the challenges that shop owners face during the holiday season and offer tips on how to navigate the chaos. They emphasize the importance of balancing personal and professional pressures, especially when it comes to managing employees and customer expectations.
Cooper shares personal stories of his experiences growing up in a muffler shop and witnessing the struggles and successes of his parents as small business owners. He highlights the significance of showing compassion and appreciation to employees during the holidays, whether through holiday bonuses or thoughtful gifts.
Cooper also emphasizes the importance of taking time for oneself and not letting the stress of the season consume shop owners. He encourages shop owners to reflect on their experiences and make resolutions to be more mindful and proactive in the coming year.
This episode is sponsored by AP Emissions. Since 1927, AP Emissions Technologies has been serving customers in the light and commercial vehicle aftermarkets with a passion for innovation, enabling them to stay at the forefront of emissions and exhaust products.
For information, visit AP Emissions.