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Happy New Year!

December 1, 2016

happy-new-year-banner-2016-15Before you think I have totally lost my mind (maybe I have!) I do actually consider the 1st December to be the start of the new year when it comes to business.

I know December is a crazy month when we are all in ‘wind down’ mode, seeing out the year. For some businesses in the retail sector it is even more crazy but nearly all of the hard work has been done already purchasing stock for sale and planning the various promotional campaigns.

We typically don’t start anything new in December, we don’t commit to any new projects, we don’t take on new people, we don’t change jobs, we avoid major decisions and we instead let the year wind down, we merrily fall into the round of Christmas functions, Christmas shopping and happily embrace a well earned rest.

Before we know it January is here, we take a week or two to get up to speed and we start planning for the new year with our team.

Why not start the new year today and get a head start?

Greg Canty 

Greg Canty is a Partner of Fuzion who offer Strategic Communications, Marketing, PR, Graphic Design services from our offices in Dublin and Cork, Ireland


That’s a lot of responsibility on a New Year

December 31, 2014

Be happy today

We just bumped into a neighbour of ours at the cash desk in Aldi with her two daughters.

It was obvious from our shopping trolley that we were buying in provisions for a New Years Eve party, which we pretty much do every year. It’s nothing fancy just friends and family to ring in the new year.

We asked our neighbour if she fancied popping in with her girls. Their faces lit up at the thought of a ‘party’ but she politely shut down the invite.

After the year I have had I’m going to bed as early as possible and getting the year over and done with. The sooner next year can come the better

Her girls knew she was serious and said nothing but they realised they had no choice but to stay in, go to bed early and get rid of this year.

Without knowing the detail they obviously had a bad year and are putting faith in a new calendar year for a change of fortunes.

In a way it’s a real pity their mum feels like that because she could have fun on this last day with her girls and the rest of her family and start the new year with smiles, hugs and fun from the very first minute.

Then again are we all putting way too much responsibility on the new year or any year for our good fortune?

Happy New Year? … I certainly hope so

Happy today? … that’s up to you and me

Greg Canty 

Greg Canty is a Partner of Fuzion who offer Marketing, PR and Graphic Design services from our offices in Dublin and Cork, Ireland