Get Your Business Holiday Message Ready

Jonathan Carter, CPA, CMA principal accountant of KATA accounting solutions with customers

Your Business Holiday Message

Your business holiday message needs to be ready before the holiday season starts. Thoughtful planning will ensure everyone has what they need to celebrate the holidays with their teammates, family and friends. You don’t want to add a lot of stress to your team’s workload.

Set Your Business Hours

Depending on your business, you may have more hours or fewer – or even be shut down during the holiday season. Let your customers know when you’ll be open by updating your hours online with your Google Business Profile.

Getting Your Business Ready for the Rush

Many businesses, especially in the retail, restaurant and entertainment industries, experience a surge in business throughout the holiday season. Whether it’s hosting holiday dinner parties or preparing for Boxing Day sales, businesses need to map out their needs. Plan ahead, and then work backwards to determine capacity requirements, staffing levels, inventory levels, marketing needs and sales pricing.

With the global supply chain issues created by the pandemic, if you haven’t started, you need to start now.

Content creators are already determining what kind of content they’re going to be publishing during the holidays. Making content comes first, but distributing it in the most effective way is where the real work comes in. It’s often better to create quality content rather than a lot of noise at this time of year. People will be spending more time online so this is a great time to build brand awareness.

Other businesses, such as accountants, consultants, and lawyers often experience a slowdown during the holidays. If you’re planning on shutting down, make sure that team and your customers know. If you’re still going to need people in the office, but there are a lot of holiday requests, it’s important to set up scheduling so that your customers aren’t left wondering where everyone is.

Be Prepared for the Holidays

Although the holidays are meant to be joyous, many feel stress. There’s a lot of extra stuff to do and extra demands from everywhere. Having a joyful holiday season means getting ahead and preparing. And that’s a great business holiday message to send.

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