Holiday Sales

5 Ways to Prepare Your Business for Winter

Winter is just around the corner. Not only does the winter bring cold weather, but there are holidays that are celebrated during this time of the year. This is a busy time for most people because there is a lot that needs to be done to prepare for winter. Below are a few things you can do to make sure your business is safe and festive for the winter season. Decorate Your … [Read more...]

What is a Seasonal Business?

Often a seasonal business is thought of as business that is incrementally more busy during a holiday season. For example: a florist sells more flowers during Valentine’s Day. But a seasonal business is technically, any business which gains incremental sales during any measurable time period. Like a restaurant which gains  5% more sales during the winter time or a parking lot … [Read more...]

How to Use the Upcoming Holidays to Help You Grow Your Small Business

With the holiday season just a short time away, you might already be thinking about everything that this particular time of year entails for your small business. If sales normally increase during these festive winter months, then you’re likely excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. However, if you’re one of the companies that struggle to make ends meet around … [Read more...]

Why Your Small Business Should Sell Online Gift Cards: An Infographic

This infographic, submitted by Chris Landry, Managing Director at Colourfast, explains the stats and trends related to online gift cards. In the past, people bought gift cards as presents if they were struggling to think of something better to buy and they needed to buy something quickly, but the gift card industry is now booming and businesses are seeing huge growth in gift … [Read more...]

5 Ways a New Business Can Boost Holiday Sales NOW

When you are the new kid on the block, often you are just wondering how to get your head above water.  You need to break even quickly so you can start making a profit, and the holiday shopping season is far from your mind.  However, no matter what time of the year you open, it is never too early to start gearing up for “that” time of the year when sales tend to skyrocket.  Here … [Read more...]