Guest Blog by Jillian Harrington, Clearview Cottage Resort & Kawartha Chamber Board Vice President
With the pandemic, there have been many changes and adaptations for everyone in the past year, but a major change that holds a great deal of stress and anxiety is a work-life balance when stuck at home or “locked down.”
Having chosen this life many years ago and being raised in it myself, I figured I might be able to share some tips that have helped us over the years.
This year has been a little more difficult to figure out new year’s resolutions. Part of that is because we’re all still reeling from the “lessons” we learned in 2020. Even the best prepared businesses lacked preparation for a global pandemic. Still, the new year is a great time to reexamine what you’ve been doing and how it can get better. Here are a few ideas:
4 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business
The following ideas are a good start and in case you are one of the “words” people when it comes to year themes, we’ve worked those in as well.
As the Christmas holiday rapidly approaches make sure to keep your rural retailers in mind when doing last minute shopping! Do you need to grab just one more present? Forgot to pick up those stocking stuffers? Maybe you just need to run out for last minute supplies before stores close their doors for the holidays. We want to help! Shop locally and safely with this great list of Rural Retailers – many of which have online shopping or curbside pickup available!
2020 has squashed a lot of travel plans this year… but new plans can be made! One doesn’t have to travel far to find a peaceful oasis. This year consider exploring your own backyard! The Kawarthas are known as a tourist destination, and for good reason. We boast beautiful lakes and parks, unique shops and delicious eateries. Choose Local! this year and discover what the Kawarthas have to offer. We have pulled together some great staycation ideas from accommodation providers in our area.
**Please see note at the bottom regarding Province wide lockdown**
The Kawartha Chamber is encouraging everyone to Choose Local! this holiday season and beyond. Small businesses are owned by our friends and neighbours, and they need our patronage now more than ever. When you choose to buy local the benefits extend to their suppliers, employees and community initiatives that they in turn support.
This Black Friday, we have complied local deals to make it easier than ever to support local! We will be updating information as it becomes available.