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Admit it. You smile each time you see a hand-addressed card arrive in your mailbox. So, why not put that same smile on your customers’ faces? There’s a cool new trend among business owners to send handwritten notes to their top supporters. But before you groan at the thought of spending hours penning witty words of gratitude, listen up. Handwritten…

How to Create a Seating Chart for Your Holiday Party

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How to Create a Seating Chart for Your Holiday Party

Ah, the holidays, a wonderful time of year when you can happily gather all your friends and family for a great holiday party. And no holiday gathering is truly complete without a scrumptious meal to keep everyone’s tummy happy. Of course, any veteran host can tell you that the meal takes some strategy, not just in the kitchen, but in…

Corporate Party Checklist 2016: Big & Bold Holiday Party

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If you’re in charge of overseeing your company’s corporate party, the task can seem like a daunting one. Sometimes, expectations are low: employees haven’t been wowed in the past, and don’t expect to be wowed this year. Other times, though, someone truly rocked it the year before, and you’ve got some seriously large boots to fill. Whatever scenario you’re facing,…

Sneak Peek: PaperDirect’s Christmas Stationery Line

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Right now, the air is crisp with autumnal richness. Kids are picking out Halloween costumes and the entire world seems to be seasoned with pumpkin spice. But before you know it, you’ll be up to your ears in snowmen and reindeer, and it’ll be time to prepare for the Christmas season. One of the most important parts of Christmas is…

When to Start Planning Your Holiday Party. Hint: Soon!

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A holiday party might seem like a simple-enough event to organize. However, those with experience planning a company-wide holiday party know it is no easy feat to host a successful yuletide gathering. For those new to holiday party planning, or those who are looking to make the process easier than years past, use this timeline and these tips to put…

How to Get Year Round Customers from Small Business Saturday

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Small Business Saturday may happen once a year, but it could generate a handsome slate of year-round customers and clients. Successfully transforming one-time visitors into year-round customers involves a two-step process. The first is collecting your visitors’ contact information. The second is devising a post-SBS plan that helps boost your branding, customer activity, and sales. Step 1: Collect Information Capturing…

Small Business Saturday Promotion Ideas: Physical Location

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Congratulations on your decision to participate in Small Business Saturday! But saying you want to be a part of it and actually taking action to ensure a huge turnout are two different things. You said the words, and now it’s time to get into action. Small Business Saturday falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, so hopefully you have ample time…

Short & Sweet Thanksgiving Message Templates

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Thanksgiving Turkey

While Thanksgiving may be a notorious day for turkey and pumpkin pie, it’s definitely not a notorious holiday for marketing. Companies are quick to send out cards celebrating Christmas, Valentine’s and even their customers or clients’ birthdays, yet Thanksgiving cards are an oft-forgotten batch. In fact, they’re nearly in last place when it comes to greeting card sales in general. The…

Prepping for Holiday Season Employee Recognition

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Holiday Season Employee Recognition

Sure, the weather is still warm and sunny but before you know it, the holiday season will be here in all of its winter wonderland glory. As a business owner, you have a million things to organize for the holiday season, from client gifts to end-of-year accounting tasks. With your yuletide to-do list longer than Santa’s, prepping for holiday season…

Planning Back to School Sales for the Small Business

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Back to School Sale

The back to school frenzy can be awesome for business, even if you don’t sell school supplies, children’s clothing or other items directly related to the upcoming school year. Companies of any sort can boost customers, revenue and their overall bottom line with a number of creative back to school sale ideas. Last Chance Sales Back to school season can…

Organizing a Company Picnic From Start to Finish

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Cubicle fever is spreading. That’s why organizing a company picnic needs to jump to the top of your to-do list. Whether it’s an annual spring event or you’re putting together your first outdoor employee party, we’ve got a few tips and tricks to make it the best work day yet. Secure an Uncommon Location Sure, the park across from the…

10 Golf Tournament Prize Ideas That are a Hole in One

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Hosting a golf tournament is an excellent method for raising awareness, connecting with the community, and reaching fundraising goals. However, the devil is in the details, and one major detail to figure out is prizes to give away at the end of the tournament. Not to fret though, because these 10 golf tournament prize ideas are a hole in one…ba…

12 Company Picnic Themes & Ideas

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Company Picnic Themes & Ideas

If you need another excuse to blow off a Friday and spoil your staff, this is it! Host a company picnic to recognize your top employees and thank the entire crew for their hard work throughout the past year. And you know, a party isn’t a party unless it has a theme. Here are 12 unique company picnic themes and…

How to Run (and Promote) a Silent Auction for Your Non-Profit

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Community fundraisers not only get the word out about your cause, they’re also a sure fire way to pad your non-profit’s operating budget and fund vital programming. It’s a win-win! Here’s a crash course on how to run a silent auction at your fundraiser and get your supporters excited about the upcoming event. Schedule the Event Secure a location and…

How to Jazz Up Holiday Networking Events

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‘Tis the season to mix and mingle! If you’re organizing a holiday networking event, make it a memorable occasion by adding a few personalized touches. After all, you don’t want bored employees burying their attention in their smartphones or ducking out early. Set up a raffle. As each person arrives for the party, hand them a raffle ticket. Show them…

The 2015 Office Christmas Party Checklist

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Christmas Party

It’s pumpkin spice-everything season, and you know what that means? The holidays are just around the corner. So, it’s time to start making plans for the coolest office Christmas party yet. Dig out the favorite caterer’s phone number and set a date. It’s almost time to party! The Basic Party Plans Before you get too far into making plans, you…

8 Free Halloween Fonts Perfect for Invitations & Flyers

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8 Free Halloween Fonts Perfect for Invitaitions

Halloween fonts come in all shapes and sizes, and while most have one thing in common: spooky style, not all have another really important thing: readability. There’s nothing worse than designing a flyer, invitation or banner to find out that your recipients can barely read it. That’s why we’ve browsed and selected a few fonts that pass the Halloween test. Below…

How to Promote a Charity Golf Tournament on a Budget

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There’s no doubt nonprofit organizations must undergo quite a bit of work to organize a successful golf tournament, however the results can be tremendous, especially when the event is properly promoted. Promoting a charity golf tournament can be an expensive task. Advertising and marketing efforts can quickly dry up the funds a foundation has available. These tips can help a nonprofit…