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Summer holidays are over, temperatures will soon be falling and one of the busiest times of the year is around the corner. September is a crucial month for your business. So, what should be on your business checklist?
For many, the end of the school holidays signal the start of a new working year. If you haven’t considered your business plan for a while, it’s worth taking time to reflect on your goals. Look at what worked for you in the first half of the year, what lessons were learnt, and what can be improved in future. It’s likely that you wrote your last business plan when the UK was still a member of the European Union. Whilst things haven’t changed hugely since the referendum result, it’s worth taking future instability into account, and looking for any opportunities that could potentially arise over the next few years.
Black Friday may or may not be a permanent feature in the UK retail landscape. After the carnage of 2014, a number of high profile business including Asda chose to forgo the American holiday last year, stating that customers were more receptive to deals held year round rather than over a couple of days. On the flipside, last year, Amazon saw the biggest UK sales day in its history. Whether Black Friday is worth it depends entirely on your business, however it’s online retail sites that seem to benefit the most from the sales.
Now is the perfect time to instil good behaviours in your staff that will minimise your energy bills come winter. Why not take a look at our interactive energy saving infographic to see how much a few simple changes can save you.
Are we really thinking about Christmas already? Yes we are. Many businesses start planning their Christmas strategy as early as summer. Defining your Christmas plans early can help you to identify potential opportunities and allow you to get the edge on your competitors. Plus, if you start early, you may have time to create something really special. Christmas sees the majority of people winding down at work, meaning more time spent on social media and online shopping sites. Is now the time to invest in a video for your business, or some paid social promotion?
Starbucks may have launched their Autumn menu last week, but right now the weather is positively beachy. September provides a good time to think about how sunshine, rain and cold affects your business. In some cases – such as if you run an outdoor gear store or photography business – the effects are obvious. However all businesses have the potential to be affected by the weather and knowledge of how you’re affected can help you to refine your offers and marketing accordingly. Keep a note of any weather events and see if your orders spike or dip, you may be surprised!
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