November 12, 2018
Black Friday and Cyber Monday need no introduction, but for small business owners it’s all about Small Business Saturday—an annual holiday shopping tradition that gets communities out in support of their local small businesses. Small Business Saturday falls on November 24 this year, so if you haven’t already…start getting the word out.
Here are a few ideas to help you publicize the shop small movement:
Make the most of Small Business Saturday this year with a little preparation and promotion. And be sure to make a visit to your store memorable with a small giveaway, a hot chocolate or cider stand, and/or a plate of tasty treats. Here’s hoping November 24 turns into your very own “Black Saturday!”
This tax season is an important one for many business owners because it’s the first that will be impacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). How big of an impact is dependent on your unique situation. We’ve compiled this short list of provisions that may affect the business community:
Language is one of the simplest secrets of great business today and yet it is often forgotten about. How many people, do you know, go on courses or continuous learning and then straight afterwards forget the way they speak or respond. Many years ago I remember a story told by John Maxwell about a lady who had been at church on a Sunday and had a wonderful church service, was full of the joy of the Sunday service, went to the supermarket and then had a complete loss of control over a car park space. In this example the language would have most likely not helped.
According to Forbes.com, Super Bowl viewers traditionally load up on millions of pounds of less-than-healthy foods during the big game—including ribs, pulled pork, tortilla chips, nuts, popcorn and bacon—all washed down with beer (the Super Bowl beverage of choice). If you are trying to stick to your New Year’s resolution to eat better, consider a few healthy substitutes for the traditional Super Bowl eats: