1. December 2009 01:14
It is hard to believe the year is coming to a close. We hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday season and we look forward to working with everyone in 2010. I don't know about you but I just got used to writing 2009 on my checks. The staff and I wish to thank everyone for their business in 2009 and truly look forward to working with you in 2010. As many may know this will be our 38th year in business and we enjoy every moment and we have many exciting things planned in the upcoming year.
One thing that will always be here the En-light-ner. We truly enjoy when people send us their kind words on this publication. One issue that seemed to generate the most was our holiday issue and because so many people did enjoy it we will be reposting for all our new subscribers. Our projects highlight everything we did in 2009 and it was an exciting year.
As business owners there is a great deal that can be done between now and the time you pop open the champagne to start the New Year. No matter how small you are, some of these tips can be of great assistance both this year and getting 2010 off to a good start.
Since we are so close to the Christmas holiday we will keep in that spirit and present these tips in concert with the 12 Days of Christmas. These are not necessarily in any type of order, except where I could find a corny way to incorporate into the suggestions.
12. Drummers Drumming
(Can’t resist this one) As the number of shopping days dwindles, it's imperative to finish strong. Be sure to “Drum” up as much business as possible before the holiday. Offer incentives to help reduce inventory.