Your Business is like a Gingerbread House

It is officially December which means the holiday spirit is in full swing. Here at Devine we love the holidays! We enjoy spending time with our family and friends, the festive spirit that seems to be everywhere and most definitely the food. We all love the treats that come along with this time of year. Cookies, cakes, candies, all the things you try to avoid all year long and indulge in come December. One of those treats is gingerbread! Making a gingerbread house is a fun way to spend time together and tastes delicious. But it got us thinking, running your own business is kind of like building a gingerbread house. The ingredients are key to make it successful and the decorations are what make you stand out. Wouldn’t you agree?

Now, we know you may think that sounds a little crazy but just hear us out. One of the most important steps in building a gingerbread house is making sure you have all the right ingredients and the right recipe. If you don’t have a good recipe your house will never stand. Missing an ingredient? Forget about it all together. It is kind of like when you start your own business. You must have a great idea, one that is uniquely yours and fits a need in the market. Don’t have the tools, the team, the passion? Those are the ingredients you need to make your business (gingerbread house) stand!

Now the best part of the gingerbread house is the decorations! Gum drops? Duh! Peppermint? Yes! Chocolate chips? Why not! It is up to your imagination to make the house as creative and unique as you are. When it comes to your business, it is the same thing. Creative branding, products and marketing are great ways to make yourself stand out in the crowd! You don’t want to be like every other gingerbread house on the block, do you?

Your business is very important to you, and you put your heart and soul in all aspects of it. One of the main ingredients is to have a great team behind you. At Devine, we want to be a part of your team! We can act as your full-service accounting department and provide you the best service possible. Contact us today to learn more about our services. Here is to great business and unique gingerbread houses!


Check out some gingerbread recipes here:

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Jennifer Devine