Think back to your college days. (If you’re like me, you may have to think back a ways!)
But once you recall your institution of higher learning, you will remember the long break that occurs annually between semesters. And after you had your fill of home cooking, couch surfing, and uninterrupted sleep, you probably were itching to find something to do.
For small business owners, the time between early December and mid-January (when most college kids are home) is the perfect time to bring a seasonal intern on board, especially if that intern is someone who previously held a summer job with you.
There is no shortage of work for interns to accomplish at a small business, including:
- Stocking and straightening shelves
- Waiting on customers, utilizing the (new) computerized register that you’ve been waiting to install
- Helping with year-end inventory, and comparing sales to previous years to help plan your future purchases
- Wrapping and preparing holiday deliveries and special event orders
An intern is cost effective as well, since colleges provide credit to students for internships in their field of study. You also may benefit from watching a future long-term employee in action, at the very least for next summer or, if you see potential, to groom someone to work at your business full time.
During one of the busiest times of the year — also one of the more family-oriented periods of the year — an intern also may allow your regular employees to take off. You may even be able to enjoy a few moments to catch your breath once the mad rush is over.
So welcome the extra seasonal help through an intern, and help your small business through the end of the year.
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