How to Hustle the Holidays this Year

How to Hustle the Holidays this Year

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The holidays can make you feel even crazier than usual when it comes to business. With Fall in full effect and the holidays right around the corner, it is time to prepare! Assure yourself a smooth shift into the holidays and a kick in your biz game with following tips. Get ready to have fun, get creative, and #grinditout!

Last Year’s Success

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Before you get to the fun stuff, it's so important to take a look at your analytics from last year. This is what will help you determine what you can do differently and what you can do the same. What social media platform brought you the most success? Marketing tactic? Involvement in the community? Think about the pros and cons of each business strategy you used. This keeps things organized and efficient! From there, you can then begin organizing your promotional offers such as blog and social media posts, giveaways, and discounts. 

Hire for the Holidays

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Whether you're in need of hiring one extra person or a few interns, it's totally okay to rely on some extra hands during the holiday season, just be sure to make that clear in your hiring announcements. This can be helpful when it comes to unexpected things that pop up in both your professional and personal life! The holiday season can be so insane in all areas of life. The consumption is constant and audience demand sky-rockets. Don’t be afraid to use your contacts and see who would be a great fit to help your business on a seasonal basis. Whether it’s with social media, attending events, or promo, you’ll thank yourself as it gets further and further into the holiday season.

Show some Personality

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Work from the inside out. Followers can sniff out your energy, even through social media posts and engagement. By being prepared in analytical ways, you'll be able to enjoy the actual holiday spirit and convey that in your brand. This starts by treating your team or your solo business like a family. What traditions are going on in in your biz world or what traditions would you like to start? Putting things like that on display start to give your brand a community and culture. Have some fun by decorating your work space, having a holiday photo shoot with your team, trying a new holiday treat recipe, playing holiday music 24/7, and simply spreading the love and joy. Go live and share those office traditions. Post a blog interviewing each staff member about their favorite holiday tradition, and make sure to keep your audience involved. What are their favorite yearly traditions? Personally, I start out shopping with my family on Black Friday but then jet off on my own and shop until 4:00 in the morning you guys!!!!

Implementing some strategy and creativity into your business practices will assure a total kick in the business butt! Don't be afraid to ask for help, research until you're inspired, and show the love. The holidays are temporary, but some business tactics can last forever - let them be good ones. Grind it out and I'm sure you'll end up on the business nice list this year ;)

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