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Preparing Your Business for the Holidays

Preparing for Holiday Success

Holiday 2022 is almost upon us. 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.

4 Quick Ways to Prepare Your Business for the Holidays

The holidays are rapidly approaching, but there are still plenty of small and impactful tweaks you can make to win now, and build long-term success. Here are four quick ways you can prepare your business.

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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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5 Ways Your Small Business Can Give Back this Holiday Season

Small businesses can have a big impact, especially in their communities. This holiday season, here are five ideas for ways your business can give back to your community.

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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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Holiday 2022 - Key Shopping Dates

The days are ticking past and holiday 2022 is fast approaching. Here are the key shopping dates to watch out for in 2022.

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Learn How Other Businesses Are Preparing

One of the best things you can do is to chat with other business owners with different backgrounds and knowledge. They understand the challenges you are going through, and they have experience you can lean on.

Learn how Clavia Castilhos founded Up Pet, a sustainable pet clothing business, and how she prepares for busy periods like the holidays.

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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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