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Getting Your Business Ready for Christmas: 3 Things You Need to Do

August 08, 2014

When entrepreneurs think about the Yuletide season, they usually focus on coming up with exciting promotions and finding ways to give discounts to their customers. Doing these things is important since they can help businesses stand out from their competitors and grab the attention of their target market. But, if you own a small or mid-size venture, remember that these aren't the only steps you should take. If you want to be 100 percent ready for Christmas, you should also:

Think about your decorations

More likely than not, your neighbouring establishments would put their best foot forward and turn their premises into winter wonderlands. So, unless you want to stick out like a sore thumb, you should start thinking about how you can inject the Yuletide spirit into your shop or office.

Don't worry since you can always get the help of experts when transforming your workplace. If you own a retail store, for example, look for a company who specialises in shopping centre Christmas decorations. This firm will help you create a design that won't only give your space a merry ambience but will also let you promote your brand. They'll also assist you in coming up with a layout that will convince your customers to fill up their baskets while giving them a wonderful shopping experience.

The company will even take care of installing and dismantling your shopping centre Christmas decorations. As a result, you won't have to worry about putting them up and taking them down and you can focus on other important tasks.

Take a close look at your staffing schedule

The Yuletide season can expose you to several logistics problems. During this time, you'll most likely have an influx of customers as people try to catch up with their Christmas shopping and take advantage of your special deals and discounts. As a result, you'll need more workers on the floor to handle the increased footfall and/or online orders. However, many of your employees would want to take some time off to enjoy the holidays and spend time with their family, leaving with you a staffing dilemma that's hard to fix.

Fortunately, you can solve this problem by taking several helpful steps. One thing you should do is to learn to properly handle time-off requests. This way, you'll know how to create a balance between fulfilling your logistics needs and letting your employees enjoy the holidays. You can also look into hiring temporary staff during the Yuletide season so you'll have extra pairs of hands to help you take care of your customers.

Start planning your Christmas party

It might seem too soon to do this, but it's actually never too early to organise your corporate Christmas function. By making your preparations in advance, you'll have enough time to choose the right venue, prepare gifts and door prizes, make reservations with reputable vendors and do other things to have a fantastic and memorable celebration.

Don't know where to begin? You can start by getting in touch with us here at Starfish. We offer a professional mobile bar hire service and can provide you with a stylish and professional-looking bar for your event. By getting our help, you'll make sure that you and your staff can enjoy your party and have a fun and exciting night.

We offer both dry hire (i.e., we provide you with the bar and you stock it yourself) and full-service options; if you opt for the latter, we also have a variety of bar hire packages for you to choose from. As a result, you can easily pick a service or package that suits your budget and preferences.

Take these steps and ensure your business will be ready for the Yuletide season! Don't forget to offer your staff, yu-gi-oh! trading cards as Christmas gifts!

 



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