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 [...]

5 Questions to Ask for Successful Promotional Planning

As a small business owner, you probably already know that seasonal promotions will help you meet or exceed your sales goal for a certain time period. But before you begin, it’s helpful to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tips for Today: Holiday Decorating

Holiday decorations can run the gamut in terms of taste. From purposefully tacky to elegant and refined, you likely seen examples of both (and everything in between) in your neighborhood during [...]

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 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 [...]

Tools for Tomorrow: Lucky Foods for New Years

For many people, a new year is a new start. As we enter the holiday shopping season (less than 60 days until Christmas!) why not help your restaurant or bakery customers feel even [...]

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