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Whether you're a small business owner or an unintentional entrepreneur, the holidays are going to creep up sooner than you think. If you manage a holiday-themed business, a store that sells specialty gift items, or offer a seasonally relevant service, you may find yourself overburdened with work as the holidays approach.

Though running a business may be overwhelming at times, the holidays remind us to stop and reflect on the reasons we started our business in the first place. With a little preparation, you can have a successful business. Is your business ready for the holiday rush?



Holiday Season: Prepare Now, Profit Later

What Should You Be Doing Right Now?

While it's still summer, it's the perfect time to prepare your business for the holiday rush. Most shoppers wait until November to make the bulk of their holiday purchases, which gives you plenty of time to research, plan, and prepare your business for a successful holiday shopping season.

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Tis' the Season Before Holiday Shopping


Prepare Your Ecommerce Store and Check It Twice

It is really warm out there and summer vacation is probably top of mind. However, if you have an ecommerce storefront or are thinking of launching one for the holiday season, the time to prepare is now. To get your ecommerce store in shape we have prepared a holiday checklist for you to review.

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Press Releases for Black Friday

Get a Head Start on Your Holiday Marketing

Preparing for Black Friday, or Cyber Monday, is not merely a matter of dressing up your store or online shopping cart storefront with holiday trimmings. You should map out your marketing strategy well ahead of time, beginning in July or August, to capitalize on early shoppers and get a jump on the competition.

Whether you run an online business, a brick-and-mortar store, or a hybrid of the two, an online, optimized press release campaign can be beneficial in driving search engine traffic and publicizing announcements for the holiday season. Read the full article >>



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10 Cost Effective Ways to Market Your Business
with Monika Jansen, Principal of Jansen Communications

Monika is a marketing communications consultant with over ten years of marketing and corporate communications experience in both for-profit and non-profit sectors.

 "As all of us small business owners know, marketing need not be expensive, but it does take some time and effort." As a standard rule of thumb when marketing your business, Monika belives that "80% of the information you publish should be valuable content, while 20% can be pure promotion."

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7 Steps to Improve Your Online Holiday Sales

Is your business ready for the holidays?

Take full advantage of the holiday shopping season and begin building your online marketing strategy NOW!

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Search Engine Optimization for Your Ecommerce Website

If you have an ecommerce website, or are thinking about selling online, this webinar will help you understand how to get your online store listed in search engines so potential customers can find you.

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