News and Articles About Holidays

Growth Strategies

Compete With the Big Guys on Black Friday

If you're looking to lock horns with Big Box Discounters on one of the biggest shopping days of the year, we have some tips.
Matthew Ong
5 Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Crowds
Growth Strategies

5 Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Crowds

Follow these tips to ensure you don't lose holiday shoppers or sales.
Michele Meyer
3 Clever Ways to Say Thanks This Turkey Day
Growth Strategies

3 Clever Ways to Say Thanks This Turkey Day

While brownies are always a good idea, here are three potentially longer lasting ways to say thanks to key people in your business life.
Erica Bell and Katie Finnegan
Office Etiquette: The Rules of Saying Thank You
Marketing

Office Etiquette: The Rules of Saying Thank You

A look at when it's appropriate to send a thank-you note and other ways of showing appreciation to your clients, business partners and employees.
Jacqueline Whitmore
Small-Business Owners Cautious of Going Overboard on Holiday Gifts, Bonuses
Growth Strategies

Small-Business Owners Cautious of Going Overboard on Holiday Gifts, Bonuses

Expecting weaker-than-usual holiday sales, a new survey says some owners are cutting back on end-of-year bonuses and parties.
Gabrielle Karol
Reward Better: New Programs Let You Recognize Employees in Real Time
Growth Strategies

Reward Better: New Programs Let You Recognize Employees in Real Time

End-of-year fruit basket? Company coffee cup? Shelve old-school gifts next to the rolodexes and update your recognition program with LinkedIn badges or an array of online gift cards.
Polly Brewster
Business Owners: Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal? Here's How.
Marketing

Business Owners: Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal? Here's How.

Small-business retailers may not be able to match the Black Friday extravaganzas offered by the big-box stores, but there are certain things they can do to compete.
Coeli Carr
For a Better Black Friday, Know Your Most Challenging Customers
Growth Strategies

For a Better Black Friday, Know Your Most Challenging Customers

These five tips help your staff help harried shoppers on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Alina Dizik
In Weak Shopping Environment, Cyber Monday Is Where It's At
Marketing

In Weak Shopping Environment, Cyber Monday Is Where It's At

Overall spending from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday is expected to be relatively flat, but online shopping is expected to buck the trend.
Catherine Clifford
Why Wait Until Saturday? Small Businesses Seek Black Friday Buzz
Marketing

Why Wait Until Saturday? Small Businesses Seek Black Friday Buzz

Business owners eager to break out of the Small Business Saturday box are banding together in an attempt to conjure up some Black Friday magic.
Shiwani Srivastava
Apple Gives New iPad Mini a Stealth Release
Technology

Apple Gives New iPad Mini a Stealth Release

You may not know it, but Apple's latest tablet is now available for purchase. Good luck getting one in time for Christmas.
Brian Patrick Eha
Wal-Mart to Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
Starting a Business

Wal-Mart to Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

The world's largest retailer will be opening its doors two hours earlier than last year and will also offer a limited number of Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving morning.
Krystina Gustafson
Better Branded Holiday Gift Ideas (Slideshow)
Growth Strategies

Better Branded Holiday Gift Ideas (Slideshow)

Go beyond pens and calendars to create a branded business gift that will get your company remembered.
Margaret Littman
Amazon Teams Up With USPS to Offer Sunday Delivery
Growth Strategies

Amazon Teams Up With USPS to Offer Sunday Delivery

Amazon customers in some parts of the U.S. can now get packages every day of the week.
Lyneka Little