Fun Graduation Party Ideas to Keep You Top of Class

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Graduation from high school or college is a monumental achievement that deserves to be celebrated in style! From invitations to decorations, we have a few fun graduation party ideas and tips that will help make the day extra memorable. Use Creative and Exciting Invitations There is no better way to reach out to friends and family and set the tone…

Small Business Tip #11 – Customer Appreciation

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The year is winding down, so get organized! Before you usher in 2015 create a plan-of-action to let to your customers know just how much they mean to you in the new year. Here’s five office staples to keep on hand: Thank you cards: Send hand-written notes to your top customers after a large sale or transaction. Discount postcards: Need…

Small Business Tip #9 – Email Campaigning 101

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Grab the attention of online shoppers by launching a holiday email campaign. Build trust with your audience and watch the sales roll in. Here’s how! Set up an email service. For example, MailChimp allows customers to subscribe to your e-newsletter via your website or social media pages so they never miss a special offer or update from you. On the…

Small Business Tip #6 – Promotion Ideas

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Christmas candy displays line supermarket aisles while tinsel and twinkle lights dominate craft and hobby stores. So, what are you waiting for? Now is the time to start promoting your holiday specials, sales and services. Most retailers launch holiday promotions in October or November — some even earlier. So grab the calendar and start mapping out your methods of spreading…

Small Business Tip #4 – Get Personal

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Tip #4 Small Business

Remember how excited you were last time you received a handwritten card in the mail? Bring that same joy to your customers and partners this Christmas. To your Customers: If your small business is growing in leaps and bounds, and you simply have too many customers in your database to address that many envelopes, wow them with a special customer…

Small Business Tip #2 – Competitive Analysis

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Small Business ideas for Christmas Tip 2

There’s no need to reinvent the wheel when you’re a small business. Look to what both you and your competitors did last holiday season to drive sales when planning this year’s holiday promotion. Ask yourself: What worked well for your company? What worked well for the competition? What mistakes were made? Take time to analyze the successes or failures from…

Christmas Recognition Tip #2 – Plan the Party

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Tip #2 recognition

Nothing screams gratitude like treating your colleagues to an end-of-year party. Start planning the festive gathering now to make it the talk of the office all January-long. Here’s a few planning ideas to get you started: Will the party have a theme? Maybe it can tie in with a company slogan or the biggest project tackled during the year? If…

Christmas Party Planning Tip #2 – Brainstorm

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You have a budget in place. Your dream of having an amazing Christmas party is real. Now you need to find a place to host the event. Think through your list of friends and colleagues. Do any of them have connections at a local venue? Is there a location in your city that makes you smile each time you visit?…

5 Fun and Effective Ways to Promote Your Pumpkin Patch

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Autumn is just around the corner and with it comes crisp days, falling leaves and of course, Halloween! As a pumpkin patch owner, your marketing window is short. Start advertising too soon and customers might forget by the time they’re ready to buy. Too late and they may visit a competitor. Plus, like most small business owners, your hands are…

8 Bold “Save the Date!” Ideas

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In the last few years, the process of announcing wedding dates has transformed into a game of one-upmanship on Facebook, with each couple eager to gain the most feedback from friends and relatives. While a social media announcement is essential in this day and age, there’s still something special about receiving tangible wedding announcements. Consider spreading the great news with…