Christmas is the time to get together with your loved ones, have cake and delicious dinner, sing carols, and have a gala time throughout. During the Holiday Season we enjoy ourselves, watch Christmas movies, and relax.
As entrepreneurs, we learn to take lessons from everything we do and see. Christmas is no different. The Christmas movies that we enjoy hold a few important business lessons for entrepreneurs.
Let’s take a look at a few famous Christmas movies and the entrepreneurial lessons they teach us:
It’s A Wonderful Life
This wonderful movie teaches us that we must be transparent in all our business strategies and to always be open with our investors. The business strategy George Bailey uses to save Bailey Savings and Loan is proof that you must always be open in what you are doing especially with your investors because transparency brings trust and faith. These factors are very important for businesses to grow and to succeed.
Miracle on 34th Street
This movie speaks about customer loyalty and how you must build it. Honesty, flexibility, and responsiveness are very important for customer loyalty. If you frustrate customers, you will obviously not have them return to you. Lying to them or hiding facts will not serve any long-term purposes. Be honest with them even when you speak of your shortcomings so that your customers start trusting you. Trust builds loyalty.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Before thinking of mergers you must think about compatibility. This is the lesson this action-comedy teaches entrepreneurs. Unless there is compatibility and unless you are sure that the mergers will gel together, there is no reason why you should create them. If you do, the result will be along the lines of the giant snakes that feed on Christmas trees that we saw in the movie.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
This is one of the most popular Christmas movies today. Watch it as an entrepreneur and not as a regular viewer and the message will be clear to you: commercialization is the way to go. Commercialization must be in your business planning if you want to be successful.
A Christmas Carol AKA Scrooge
We are talking about the 1951 screenplay that is an extended version of the original Charles Dickens story. In this movie you will see that Scrooge and Marley, his partner, find out that their boss is cheating. The company undergoes losses and they offer to control the firm and overturn the losses. They seize an opportunity here and make complete use of it. This is the part that is useful to us. It teaches us that shareholders should always go through numbers and keep running them.
Many Christmas movies teach us many business leadership skills and business strategies. Enjoying our time with our family and learning a thing or two while doing so seems like a wonderful idea. Merry Christmas!
Popular Christmas movies have a number of lessons for entrepreneurs. Learning them and developing excellent business strategies accordingly will help you grow as an entrepreneur while enjoying movies about the beautiful festival.