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The holiday season brings both joy and chaos, especially for entrepreneurs juggling the demands of a thriving business and the desire to spend quality time with family. The Entrepreneur Weekly knows exactly how you can get the best of both. As we step into the yuletide season, here are five (5) strategies for achieving that harmonious balance:

1. Prioritise and Plan
Entrepreneurs often find success in prioritising tasks and planning strategically. According to Forbes, creating a detailed schedule and setting clear priorities can help entrepreneurs allocate time effectively. By identifying crucial business activities and earmarking specific time slots for family engagements, entrepreneurs can bring structure to their days.

2. Leverage Technology
In a time as this, technology becomes a powerful ally for entrepreneurs seeking work-life balance. Utilising productivity apps like Asana, virtual communication tools like Zoom, and automation tools you can streamline business processes, freeing up time for family. Leveraging technology can also enhance communication with team members, allowing for smoother operations during peak business periods.

3. Delegate Responsibly
Entrepreneurs often shy away from delegating tasks, fearing a loss of control. However, Harvard Business Review suggests that effective delegation is key to maintaining balance. By entrusting capable team members with certain responsibilities, entrepreneurs can alleviate their workload and create space for family commitments without compromising business efficiency.

4. Communicate Openly
Communication is the cornerstone of any successful relationship, be it with family or business associates. According to insights from Entrepreneur, open communication ensures that everyone is on the same page. Entrepreneurs can discuss their commitments and schedules with family members, fostering understanding and support. Similarly, transparent communication within the business environment can help manage expectations and prevent misunderstandings.

  1. Gift Perfectly with Things Jamaican™

The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) knows the importance of family, whether it be at home or your family at work. Things Jamaican™ makes it easy for you to gift that special person with an authentic Jamaican Christmas present. Choose from a wide selection of aromatherapy, food, souvenirs, fashion, accessories, craft, and so much more.

Visit any Things Jamaican™ store near you (Devon House, Norman Manley Airport, 14 Camp Road) to enjoy incredible deals, or shop online at

As you come to the close of the final Entrepreneur Weekly for 2023, have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from JBDC. We will take a short break and resume blogging on January 8, 2024.


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