How to Prepare for Small Business Saturday

How to Prepare for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday was founded in 2010 by American Express to help businesses gain customers and increase their exposure.1 Celebrated annually on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday encourages people to go out and shop small. In 2013, consumers who knew about Small Business […]

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The History of Black Friday

The History of Black Friday

On the night of Thanksgiving, after turkey comas have worn off and every football game is watched, you may notice some of your friends and family placing their sneakers by the door and setting their alarms for earlier than usual hours. This of course, is […]

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5 Holiday Marketing Tips

5 Holiday Marketing Tips

Are you a part of the 69% of small businesses that roll out their marketing plans before Halloween?1 If you want to stay ahead of the curve, today is the day to start implementing your holiday design and marketing plan. Below are 5 holiday marketing […]

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Checklist for Small Business Holiday Prep

Checklist for Small Business Holiday Prep

The holiday season has traditionally been relegated to the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, retailers nationwide have recently been beginning the holiday season earlier in recent years — even advertising as early as September! Now we’re in October and nearing the traditional holiday season. […]

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Small Business Holiday Planning Guide

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Day celebrations all fall within the next three months. Is your company prepared to handle the upcoming influx of business? We created a small business holiday planning guide to jumpstart your process! Take a look.   Guide for [...]
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Small Biz Optimism is Slipping

Small Biz Optimism is Slipping

A recent survey by Thumbtack suggests that small businesses are increasingly concerned about economic conditions. The monthly survey, which included 523 responses from small businesses in Georgia, found that their current finances declined by 2 percent. This coincided with a 4 percent drop in the […]

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: 8 Hidden Costs of Running a Small Business

8 Hidden Costs of Running a Small Business

Do you know the hidden costs of running a small business that could bust your overall budget? What happens when you run out of office supplies, have to pay rent, your computers get corrupted and your online store crashes? Imagine if that happened all at […]

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Marketing Strategies for Labor Day

Marketing Strategies for Labor Day

It’s no secret that holidays are tricky for small businesses. When you own and operate a small business, clocking out, putting your phone on silent and shutting your laptop off is hardly an option — and Labor Day is no different! Labor Day is an […]

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Small Biz Team-Building Activities

Small Biz Team-Building Activities

Whether your small business has 5 employees or 100, teamwork is a necessary aspect of a productive and successful small business. Your employees must learn to work well and communicate with one another in order to complete work in an effective manner. By helping each […]

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Email Marketing

Best Practices for Email Marketing

Does your small business utilize email marketing? If you don’t, you are missing out on one of the best ways to reach consumers! Many small businesses are now dedicating a large portion of their marketing budget to email campaigns. Whether it’s to share about news, […]

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