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Getting a small business ready for Christmas

18 Nov

The biggest holiday shopping weekend will be here soon, and small businesses should start preparing now to start the season off strong.

Christmas is a really busy time for most US businesses. To make the most of the festive season, it’s important to be prepared. For example, business owners should make sure they have plenty of stock to carry them through this period. They can’t sell off empty shelves.

It can be a stressful time for staff, so employers could offer them a quick refresher in providing a great customer experience. Additionally, the Christmas roster should be prepared well in advance, so that a business can maximize its staff resources and cope with the increase in demand.

Then there’s making the most of increased sales opportunities. The goal should be to  maximize sales while managing demand and supply, and there are some sure-fire ways to do this, such as reviewing the product range and thinking about what could be added to it, or what new services could be offered. And it’s important for businesses to be as accessible to their customers as they can. Expanding opening hours over the Christmas period, offering flexible payment options and creating Christmas specials are all good ways to do this.

The below article looks at more ways businesses can get ready for, and make the most of the Christmas period.

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