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Key holiday planning tips for small business owners


Cybele Weisser

| Oct 29, 2018

Updated: 12/09/19

For many small business owners, the holiday season is the busiest—and most stressful—time of year. The stretch from Black Friday through New Year's Day is an important time for small businesses to take advantage of consumer spending, and to close out the year on a strong note. But the increased demands on inventory, staffing and security creates additional headaches and logistics.

In the following stories, Chase looks at different ways to take advantage of the holiday surge:

How to manage cash flow in the holiday season

Managing the seasonal cash drain can be challenging—especially if you haven't planned ahead of time. Between inventory, marketing, holiday bonuses and client gifts, expenses run high and bank accounts dip. These tips will help you minimize the impact.

How to please every type of customer this holiday season

You can offer customers more than holiday bargains by catering to their individual shopper needs, desires, and schedules. Here's how to provide above-and-beyond customer service to anyone whom you encounter.

Secure your business before the holidays

Don't let criminals rain on your holiday parade. These six steps can help you protect your business, and your customers, from theft and fraud—during the holiday season, and throughout the coming year.

Meet the man behind holiday storefront windows

Love to gaze at holiday windows? Read the inspirational story of a man who creates them. Once fired by his dad, he now runs a leading company that designs displays for the world's top luxury retailers.