Is Your Business Holiday Ready?

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year!

How is your small business prepping for this busy time? Small Business Trends asked successful business owners for their insights and input on best practices. See our favorite tips below and read the whole article here.


What can small businesses do today to get started on preparing for the holiday shopping season?
Make sure you’ve got the inventory in stock so it arrives by the holiday. – Robert Brady (@robert_brady)


Which marketing tools have you seen work effectively to “close the sale” during the holiday shopping season?
Take your service or product that’s most in demand and discount it. – SMBChat (@SMBchat)


As small business owners start their marketing budgets for the holiday season, what should be front of mind?
Host an open house, offer featured products or services or cross-promote with others. – Jon Gelbert (@Jon_Gelberg)


How can small businesses make the most of Small Business Saturday?
Offer a small freebie when a service or product is purchased. – Jess Thomas (@jesslovesflower)


What success metrics should small businesses contemplate when it comes to the holiday season?
New customers and retention of current customers. – Sheryl Miller (@Sheryl_A_Miller)


Once new customers are acquired during peak holiday season, how can small businesses keep them coming back?
Plan out promos ahead of time geared toward your new customers. – Ti Roberts (@tiroberts)

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