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How Customers Can Support Small Businesses This Holiday Shopping Season

Considerable momentum is shaping the 2021 holiday shopping season. The National Retail Federation predicts holiday spending in 2021, excluding automobile dealers, gas stations and restaurants, will shatter previous records. Holiday sales are forecast to grow between 8.5% and 10.5% in November and December 2021. The previous spending high was 8.2% in 2020. Holiday spending has...
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These Startup Founders Urge Consumers to Avoid High-Cost Payday Loans

Sponsored content The COVID-19 pandemic has left many Americans in financial hardship, and with the holidays just around the corner, some individuals may consider turning to payday loans. While using payday loans and other expensive forms of credit may be tempting, doing so can lead to more serious financial problems, one startup founder explains. “The...
Constant Contact holiday shopping survey
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Big News: Consumers are Still Shopping Small During the Pandemic

The year 2020 has been a transformational one, especially for startups and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Constant Contact, an online marketing leader, surveyed over 3,000 consumers in the U.S. (aged 18 and up) on how the pandemic has changed the way they shop to help small businesses understand how to engage with...
holiday shipping
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7 Holiday Shipping Tips and Tricks for Online Entrepreneurs

The holiday season is often a busy time for entrepreneurs. With customers buying a tremendous number of gifts, business owners are likely feeling the stress of the shopping rush, and they want their items to arrive on time and in pristine condition. And this year, the pandemic has made online sales even more important for...
Black Friday sales
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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...
holiday season 2020
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Holiday Season 2020: Understanding Consumer Behavior to Inform Business Strategies

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, the holiday shopping season is officially in full swing. The events of 2020, however, will have shoppers and businesses alike navigating uncharted territory as the pandemic continues to impact consumer behavior. To help startups and small businesses understand these changes and how to pivot accordingly,...
Cyber Monday
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6 Ways E-Commerce Startups Can Compete on Cyber Monday

It's no secret that Cyber Monday is a big deal for businesses large and small. According to Adobe Analytics, Cyber Monday 2019 was record-breaking, with $9.2 billion spent online, a 16.9 percent increase over the previous year. That's a lot of consumer spending in a 24-hour period. Deloitte has predicted in its 2020 annual holiday forecast...
Small Business Saturday
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How Entrepreneurs Can Increase Their Visibility on Small Business Saturday

Most entrepreneurs are familiar with Small Business Saturday. The holiday, which falls on the Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, celebrates shopping locally at small businesses throughout neighborhoods and communities. It gives small businesses the chance to boost their holiday sales and allows customers to learn more about local businesses and embrace the #ShopSmall...
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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...
Google Small Business
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Google Small Business: Attract More Holiday Shoppers This Season

Local customers rely on small businesses to help make their holidays special, and they rely on the internet to help them find the right local spots. Is your business ready to attract more customers during this busy time of year? In this livestream, learn how to compete and win as a local merchant. StartupNation co-founder...
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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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Holiday Shopping Tips From StartupNation

StartupNation Radio is your secret to holiday shopping. Okay, nobody else at StartupNation is making that claim, but my holiday shopping is almost done, and I couldn't have done it without StartupNation. If you listen to any or all of the StartupNation radio shows online, you can learn about starting and running your business so...