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Preparing Your Business for the Holidays

Preparing for Holiday Success

The holiday season is almost here, so how prepared is your business? If you’ve left some of your planning to the last minute, don’t worry. There are still plenty of small but highly effective steps you can take to set your business up for success.

To help, we’ve created some dedicated resources with quick wins and small tweaks you can make to maximize your chances for success.

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Quick Ways You Can Prepare Your Business for the Holidays

Two small business owners share how they prepare for and make the most of the holiday season to drive sales year-round.

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How to Build Customer Loyalty During the Holidays

If you focus on customer service this holiday, your business can turn gift buyers and one-off purchasers into brand loyalists. Here are a few simple ways to build customer loyalty during busy times.

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Final Shipping Dates for the 2023 Holiday Season

Each year, it seems like the holidays come sooner and sooner. This year, be ahead of the game by knowing the final shipping dates to ensure packages and cards get delivered before December 25.

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How to Look After Your Mental Health During Busy Times

The holidays are coming, meaning demands on your time will increase as a business owner. Though it’s hard, prioritizing your mental health should be top of mind. Here’s some ways you can check in on yourself and look after your mental health.

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Key Holiday Shopping Dates for 2023

The holidays always seem to come before we know it. This year, why not be ahead of the curve, reduce stress, and make better plans by knowing the busiest shopping days, both online and in-store?

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Learn How Other Businesses Are Preparing

We start thinking about the holiday season in the Summer. We know it’s going to be busy. We also know there’s going to be weather events and flu season as well. We also know it’s a huge opportunity for us,

Learn how Smoking Gun Coffee Roasters in Chilliwack, BC, handles holiday preparation for their busiest season of the year.

Brandon Litun

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Be realistic about everyone’s limits (including your own!) and don’t be afraid to hire extra staff if needed. We have never regretted getting more help when we needed it.

We asked some of the awesome small businesses from our SBBC community for their thoughts on how to prepare for the holidays. Learn from their expertise and employ some of these tips in your business.

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