Small Business Practices for Fall

As the leaves fall and temperatures drop, small businesses can rise to the occasion by embracing sustainability, budgeting wisely, building valuable networks, and prioritizing health and hygiene. This autumn, take the opportunity to enhance your business and your community. With these strategies in place, your small business can flourish and thrive in the fall and beyond!

  1. Sustainability – A Seasonal Shift:
    Energy Efficiency: With Shorter days, transition to energy-efficient lighting to reduce electricity costs.
    Eco-Friendly Merchandise: Offer sustainable, seasonal products that can save your business costs while still being environmentally conscious.
  2. Budgeting – Watch Your Expenses:
    Prepare for Seasonal Fluctuations: Recognize that some businesses experience seasonal ups and downs and adjust your budget accordingly.
    Review Expenses: Analyze your expenses and consider areas where you can cut costs without compromising on quality and services.
    Tax Planning: Review your financial records and prepare for year-end tax filings.
  3. Networking – Building Stronger Connections:
    Shared Marketing: Cross-promote other’s products and services to reach a broader audience.
    Engaging with Local Chambers: Join your local Chamber of Commerce or business associations to gain access to valuable networking opportunities and resources.
  4. Health and Hygiene – For a Safe Environment
    Ventilation: Ensure proper ventilation to maintain a fresh and clean indoor environment.

Regular Cleanings: Invest in thorough cleaning, including high-touch areas, to prevent the spread of illnesses.
Sick Policies: Implement clear policies for employees to stay home when feeling unwell to prevent the spread of illness.

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