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4 Ways Business Owners Can Promote Small Business Saturday on Social Media

This year, Small Business Saturday is going to look a little bit different. Launched by American Express, Small Business Saturday is sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Local businesses host open house events, decorate their storefronts with customized marketing materials and engage with shoppers via social media to encourage their biggest shopping day of the year....
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5 Tips for Converting Customers to Make Black Friday Sales

Entrepreneurs have faced an unprecedented year with the pandemic causing major disruptions to the way they operate. This now means that for many smaller businesses, Black Friday (as well as Small Business Saturday) holds a heightened level of pressure as they attempt to capture the attention of consumers during a second wave of restrictions. The...
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Annual Holiday Purchase Intention Study Says This is the Most Important Factor Among Consumers (Episode 136)

It's hard to believe, but the holiday shopping season is right around the corner, and it's arguably the most important time of the year for many retailers. So, how is the holiday season shaping up? According to the NPD Group’s Annual Holiday Purchase Intention Study, free shipping is going to be the single most important factor...
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How Your Startup Can Capitalize on Holiday Sales

Bring on the tinsel, the lights and the magic of the holiday season! Why? The “most wonderful time of the year” will take on new meaning for startup businesses this year, especially those that sell a unique product. Though it can be challenging to navigate at times, the changing nature of retail has created a...
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How Seasonal Financing Can Benefit Your Business

It’s that time of year again: many entrepreneurs and small business owners are taking advantage of eager consumers’ year-end purchases and boosting sales opportunities. When it comes time to boost your own holiday sales, you may need extra help in the seasonal financing department. Luckily, lenders are willing and waiting to provide the funding you...
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How to Get Enough Inventory to Make Black Friday Wildly Successful

Before long, the air will be cooler, evergreen and twinkling lights will deck homes and storefronts, and holiday music will begin to play, albeit earlier than seems necessary. Though the holiday season begins as soon as jack-o'-lanterns end their month-long reign, when it comes to planning and sales, most startups and small businesses focus on...
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6 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Do in November

With fall in full swing, most entrepreneurs’ thoughts turn to the essential work that comes alongside the changing seasons. This means closing out the year on a high note, getting geared up for the holiday crunch and making sure that everyone on staff makes it through the end of the year in one piece. Not...
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Boost Your Sales with These Holiday Season Customer Service Tips

The holiday season can be a great time to be an entrepreneur, as you’ll likely see a boost in sales, which will hopefully help you finish the year on a strong note. Make sure that you’re taking advantage of this time by offering your valued customers the highest level of customer service. With these holiday...
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‘Tis the Season: Holiday Marketing for B2B Startups

While there’s always a lot of buzz around retail and B2C businesses preparing for the holiday sales season, you hear much less of it for B2B. But even if your customers are other businesses, now is the time to take advantage of what can be quite a lucrative selling season. Even if you aren’t selling products...
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Customers are forever… not just for Christmas

  Many brands and retailers will be facing Christmas with a mixture of excitement and fear: excitement for all the sales opportunities the season brings, and fear for falling profit margins, as discounts and offers are rolled out to fight off the competition. Some Christmas shoppers have it all wrapped up by the 1st of...
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ABC News Now Appearance: Maximizing Your Holiday Sales

Doing our best for you StartupNation folks, here's our latest advice regarding making the most of your retail holiday selling season. Hope you find it helpful. Please add in your own tips as comments below, too! We could all use the wisdom!  Click on the image to view...
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Are You Ready for the Holidays?

If you are an online retailer or otherwise rely heavily on the holiday season for a good percentage of your sales, guess what? It's time to prepare your website for the holidays. Believe it or not, the time is now. In September. With no time to lose! So, you're probably thinking, "Come on, Tom. You've...