Fair warning: You’re about to read a potentially jarring statement. We promise it’s good for you though, especially if you’re a business owner. We at Flourish like to work hard to bring you the best advice to help you run your business, even if it’s hard to hear. Are you ready? We sure hope so…
It’s time to start preparing for the holidays and the end of the year.
It’s true! If you’re reading this the day we posted it, it’s only the beginning of October. Sure, it seems like Halloween is still far away, but the holiday season is upon us. At least for business owners! It may not be time to decorate your home yet, but it certainly is the time to start preparing for what you’re going to implement in your business come November 1st.
Typically, businesses can fit into two groups: those that have a product or service they usually sell during the holidays, and those that don’t. Both types of businesses need to prepare. Whether you have something that’s popular in November and December or not, people’s behaviors change during the holiday season. Many people’s schedules get busier so they don’t end up going to as many appointments. Generally, people spend more money than usual (and much of their shopping will be online). No matter what or how you celebrate, the holiday season is almost always more stressful for everyone, so let’s talk about how you can plan ahead to relieve that stress!
As a business who has products or services to sell:
As a business who has downtime during the holidays:
Some other fun holiday ideas include:
For a complete guide, checklist, and planner for the holidays, check out our Facebook group: Flourish on Social! We’ll be releasing a free guide there in the next few days.
It may seem like the end of the year is far away, but it really is fast approaching! Lots of people don’t begin their year reflections until January, but beginning before the new year is a great way to make sure you can implement your plans as soon as possible. If you need help preparing your business for the holidays, reach out to us! We’d be happy to take a look at your overall plan and help you strategize for the holidays and the upcoming year. We promise to make it full of cheer!
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