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  • Writer's pictureFrosina A. Ivanovic

How To Prepare Your Business for Summer and Stay Motivated During the Summer Slump


Summer is just around the corner and while most of us are excited to hit the beach and bask in the sun, the season can be challenging for many small business owners.


The summer slump is real and it can be a struggle to keep your business thriving when people are busy with vacations, outdoor activities, and kids out of school.


Luckily, this doesn't have to be a bad thing! In this post, we're sharing tried-and-true methods on how to prepare your business for the summer season.


We'll also talk about how to stay motivated when sales are slow and the summer slump is in full swing. So grab a refreshing drink and let's dive in!



how to prepare your business for summer

How To Prepare Your Business for the Summer Season


There’s no way around the summer business slowdown other than preparing for it the best you can. You should start moving things around at least a month in advance depending on the goals you want to accomplish.


Look at the data and sales from the previous year and see what worked and what didn’t. Then you can make the necessary changes to get even more sales this summer.


If this is your first summer as a business owner, ask fellow entrepreneurs what methods work for them. You can also ask your community for feedback and create offers based on what they need.


What To Do When Business Is Slow?


There are slow months in business throughout the year but the summer season seems to top them all. Luckily, people do still buy things and spend money in the summer season. You just need to approach them the right way.


This is especially important if you have a service-based or digital business. With the right strategies in place, your business can thrive during the hot summer months.


So, if you’re wondering what to do when business is slow, here are our tips.


Have a Summer Marketing Plan


Your summer marketing plan should adapt to your daily or weekly schedule and seasonal customer behavior.


If you sell physical products, create a summer-themed window in your store. Sign up for your local fair and take part in local festivals or events. Create a summer collection or a summer bundle of bestselling products.


If you sell digital products, organize a summer giveaway on social media. Give your website a summer makeover. You can also organize virtual events or workshops and connect with your customers on a deeper level.


Think of New Ways to Earn Income


The summer season is a great time to try out new income sources. For example, you can launch a new product or service and offer it for a special price just for the summer.


You can also create upsell packages and bundles for your existing products or look into passive income streams like affiliate marketing. Always diversify your sources of income so seasonal ebbs and flows don’t affect your sales negatively.


Embrace Seasonal Trends


To make the most of the summer season, you need to embrace seasonal trends and find a way to use them in your business.


If you have a product that’s not selling much, give it a seasonal twist and make it your hot new item.


You can also work with influencers or bloggers to boost brand visibility and put your business in front of a new audience.


How To Stay Motivated When Business Is Slow?


A slow season of business can be scary but keep in mind it’s temporary. Maybe this is your first year in business and you’re freaking out but fluctuations in sales is normal in business.


If you find it hard to stay motivated when business is slow, always remember your purpose and why you started your business.


Summer is only three months after that, things will start picking up again and sales will start rolling in. Until then, practice self-care and maintain a healthy work-life balance.


Download our free guide to learn how to develop a mindset for success this summer!




If you're on a fixed schedule, switch it up a little so you can enjoy summer days too. Give yourself grace and spend some time away from your business.


Work a few hours in the morning, then take a break and go to the beach, grab a coffee, or do something fun with your family. Then work a few more hours in the afternoon so you can get quality sleep at night.


Ready To Make This Summer a Sizzling Success?


Summer doesn’t have to be a slow business season for you! You can start preparing your business for summer by trying new seasonal trends and creating a summer marketing plan that’ll help you run things smoothly.


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