December 14, 2017
Many of us spend a lot of time putting together a Christmas budget, but rarely factor in the cost of filling the stockings. Beware…before you know it, all the trinkets and random what-nots can really add up, and could have you spending more on the stockings than the gifts. Follow our stocking stuffer tips to stay on budget this year!
On average, $35 per stocking is reasonable, regardless of age. It may not seem like much, but if you have 5 people in your family, that’s an extra $175 just on stockings, so be sure to stick to your budget.
Every family has their own stocking traditions. Here’s a list of a few cleaver stocking stuffers that won’t break the bank.
With a little forethought and a few of the suggestions above, you can easily stay within a reasonable, yet festive stocking budget. Happy holidays!
Small business owners in many communities offer downtown trick or treat events. Take advantage of this opportunity to build your business reputation. Involvement in local events goes a long way with both existing and prospective customers—indicating a vested interest in your community. Find creative ways to make your business stand out this trick-or-treat season. We hope the following suggestions will spark fun promotional ideas:
October marks Women’s Small Business Month, and we are happy and proud to recognize women in business both locally and around the world. Successful business women of the past and present continue to forge new paths for female entrepreneurs. We celebrate all those who are breaking the glass ceiling and serving as role models and mentors to women everywhere.
For many business owners, September tends to bring a bit of a slowdown. The chaos of getting kids prepared for going back to school has passed, and a focus on saving money tends to kick in as people prepare for the coming holiday spend. Combined, this can often translate into a lull for business owners.