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FestivalNet Food Ventors News
December 2018

Hello FestivalNet member,

My wish for each of you is that you’re able to take some time away from your food businesses this holiday season to spend with family, friends and loved ones! Perhaps even have time to relax, rejuvenate, rest. That inevitable first day back to work can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Consider using some of the tips below.

Supporting you in growing your businesses is something FestivalNet loves doing, all year long! This month we’re also supporting a non-profit which works to create safety nets for creatives of all kinds. Keep reading to find out how CERF+ helps smooth any rough times.


Marisa Morgan
FN Newsletter Editor

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How To Return From Vacation The Right Way
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There will be many things awaiting you on your first day back:

  • A full inbox
  • A long list of to-dos
  • Staff and customers needing your attention
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If you dive right in to your work, you’re likely to wipe out all the benefits of taking time off! Instead, get back into the swing of things while maintaining some of the calm and restoration of your time away.

Block off your morning.

Make sure you don’t have any meetings scheduled or big projects due. Then before you open your inbox, pause and think about your work priorities. As you make your way through emails and voicemails, focus on returning the messages that are connected to what matters most. Defer or delegate things that aren’t top priorities. And, remember it will probably take more than one day to get caught up, so be easy on yourself!

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Even a Lemonade Stand Has Overhead!

Some people ask us: why pay for something that I can get for free? They think they can use Google to find all the events and get the info they need. While you certainly could use other sources, including yourself, to track down festivals, after a while of that, you will soon see the value of our services! Because in business, time is money! No matter the size of your enterprise, all businesses have expenses. A membership to FestivalNet is an investment in yourself and in your business! Save research hours, use our awesome 'one-click-connect' system towards getting booked. Gather the event details you need all in one place and access many other excellent organizational tools, check them out here. And because a Pro membership to FN is a business expense, you can write it off on your taxes. wink

The FestivalNet Giving Tree

Even though apples are considered a winter fruit, they grow on our Giving Tree throughout the year! But, December’s apple is always reserved for a non-profit near and dear to all our hearts, here at FestivalNet.

CERF+ The Artists Safety Net serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. Their core services are education programs, advocacy, network building and emergency relief.

The non-profit will receive a portion of FestivalNet’s gross profits this month. See all our apples up on our Giving Tree page!

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