To Open or Not to Open…That Is The Question

And so it goes every year: Black Friday sales that begin at even more extreme hours of the day (and night). Some mega-stores open at midnight on Thanksgiving with promises of super discounts, [...]

Holiday Planning: What You Need to Know

Over the past few weeks, we’ve posted a series of articles lauding the advantages of planning ahead for the Holiday season (in August and September, versus waiting until November) to avoid [...]

Top 5 Tips for Successful Annual Planning

Can you believe it’s September already? Retail stores are already filled with Halloween costumes and candy, and before you know it, there will be holiday decorations and Christmas trees [...]

Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals for the Holiday Season

What goals do you have for your business this holiday season? Do you want to widen your customer base? Sell more gift baskets? Expand your catering or private party business? Whatever your goal, [...]

Holiday Hiring: Why You Should Start Planning Now

In addition to everything you need to organize and plan for in preparation for the holiday shopping season (only 105 days until Christmas!), another thing you should be thinking about is hiring [...]

8 Fun Holiday Promotional Ideas

Last week, we discussed the importance of getting started on your holiday marketing plan now. To that end, here are 8 ideas to get your creative marketing juices flowing! Spas can thank their [...]

Christmas in September: Why You Should Start Prepping Now

This month on LSMGuide, we’re talking about holiday promotional planning! Believe it or not, there are just over 100 days until Christmas. That means there are just about 70 days until the [...]

What is Company Culture, and How Do You Find Yours?

Company (or, organizational) culture is defined by Wikipedia as “the behavior of humans who are part of an organization,” and includes “organization values, visions, norms, [...]