News and Articles About Holidays

How to Scale Up Your Holiday Workforce the Right Way
Growth Strategies

How to Scale Up Your Holiday Workforce the Right Way

There's a right way and a wrong way to staff up for the holidays. Here are a few tips for keeping you on track and out of the IRS's headlights.
Jeff Wald
5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season
Marketing

5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season

Wal-Mart, Starbucks and more are getting a head start on the holiday season, with deals and promotions starting in early November.
Kate Taylor
How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season
Marketing

How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season

With Thanksgiving falling so late in November, there are fewer precious shopping days this year. For retailers, this means having to be extra creative to get customers through the door.
Catherine Clifford
10 Chains Scaring Up Business With Free Food & Other Halloween Deals
Marketing

10 Chains Scaring Up Business With Free Food & Other Halloween Deals

For these businesses, Halloween is about more than trick or treating, with deals designed to pull costumed customers into restaurants.
Kate Taylor
FOX's 'Sleepy Hollow' TV Show Is Scary Good for Local Businesses
Marketing

FOX's 'Sleepy Hollow' TV Show Is Scary Good for Local Businesses

The New York town that bears the same name is enjoying a solid tourism boost this Halloween thanks to the hit show.
Jason Fell
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week
Technology

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

A life-saving app, indie art and music gets crowdfunded, a step-by-step guide to building a better brain, how to manage your managers, why the emerging-markets craze may be over. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
3 Ways to Make Online Sales More Enticing
Marketing

3 Ways to Make Online Sales More Enticing

With everyone offering discounts and deals around the same time of year, it's hard to stand out. Here are three ways to differentiate yourself from the competition online.
Ryan Lee
Why Macy's Thanksgiving Sales Strategy Is Killing the Competition
Marketing

Why Macy's Thanksgiving Sales Strategy Is Killing the Competition

The retailer announced it will be open for its first Thanksgiving in history this year and while critics are grumbling, it's a brilliant sales strategy.
Grant Cardone
Amazon Boosts Holiday Hiring, Aims to Convert 'Thousands' of Seasonal Workers Into Full-Timers
Growth Strategies

Amazon Boosts Holiday Hiring, Aims to Convert 'Thousands' of Seasonal Workers Into Full-Timers

Amazon is the latest company to announce plans to increase staff in preparation for the holiday rush, announcing plans to hire 70,000 seasonal workers with hopes of converting many of them into year-round employees.
Andrea Huspeni
Hobby Lobby Backtracks After Reportedly Refusing to Stock Jewish Holiday Goods
Growth Strategies

Hobby Lobby Backtracks After Reportedly Refusing to Stock Jewish Holiday Goods

Hobby Lobby, the fast-growing U.S. crafts chain, is re-evaluating its merchandise strategy in the wake of a report that claims the chain refused to stock Hanukkah goods due to its founder's 'Christian values.'
Kate Taylor
Tips for Ringing in Sales This Holiday Shopping Season
Marketing

Tips for Ringing in Sales This Holiday Shopping Season

For online retailers, it is never too early to start your holiday strategy. Here is a month-by-month guide for making your holidays bright.
Matt Winn
How American Workers Use Their Vacation Time (Infographic)
Entrepreneurs

How American Workers Use Their Vacation Time (Infographic)

A recent survey finds that most people connect to the office at some point during their vacations.
Kathleen Davis
Small Businesses Gearing Up for a Strong Holiday Shopping Season (Infographic)
Marketing

Small Businesses Gearing Up for a Strong Holiday Shopping Season (Infographic)

Eight out of 10 small businesses say they are optimistic about the end-of-year shopping rush, according to a new report.
Catherine Clifford
Get Your Gift On With 8 of This Year's Hottest Holiday Novelties
Entrepreneurs

Get Your Gift On With 8 of This Year's Hottest Holiday Novelties

From a fish tank that grows food to a wearable camera, here's an early look at some of the coolest items made by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
Catherine Clifford