14 Aug 2018, 13:58 — 4 min read
Ghost month may not necessarily be “eerie,” but it has its own scary feel on businesses; especially with the idea that you cannot do a lot on the said month, for fear of attracting negative vibes for your business. This year’s ghost month falls on August 11 and ends on September 9. With the infamous reputation it has for being bad luck for businesses, it may be a period of slow growth. Originating from Chinese beliefs, it has been closely observed by a lot of businessmen and entrepreneurs.
Read on to learn more about how this Chinese belief has influenced Filipino culture, and how you can deal with its effects as a business owner.
Ghost month is a term coined by the Chinese to refer to the seventh month of the lunar calendar. According to Chinese customs, it is a month where spirits (both good and bad) from the lower realm can wander and interact with the world of the living. Evil spirits are said to take advantage of this month to disturb living beings in different aspects of their lives. It is said to be inauspicious to do, (even partake in) significant life decisions during this month, whether it be personal or business-related. As a result, a lot of businesses experience drops in their profits or go on a standstill during the third quarter of the business year, which is when ghost month usually occurs. While Filipino entrepreneurs do not necessarily need to follow these customs, it is not uncommon to find superstitious business owners and partners believing in ghost month whats and what-nots.
A slow business month does not have to mean that your business would be on a terrible standstill. Use this month of pause and turn it into a month of growth with these handy tips.
Check out the UnionBank GlobalLinker site at https://unionbank.globallinker.com/ and find out what fellow entrepreneurs plan to do this coming month.
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