Seven Ways to Prepare for the 2021 Holiday Shopping Season

Seven Ways to Prepare for the 2021 Holiday Shopping Season There’s no question – this has been a tough year to be in business in Sonoma County. If you made it through the various shut-downs and quarantines,  congratulations! As the 2021 holiday shopping season looms. You could look at it as an overwhelming challenge, but …

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How has the COVID Crisis Changed Consumer Behavior?

How has the COVID Crisis Changed Consumer Behavior? As part of the local business community, we know what it’s been like the last several months. Sometimes it feels like the hits just keep coming – shut-downs, new regulations, a wildly fluctuating job market. How is a business supposed to plan and move forward in a …

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Some (Possibly Useful) Thoughts on Remote Meeting Etiquette

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If you are the sort of person whose workday consists of a series of annoying, interminable meetings – congratulations! Sort of. Because you can do that work from anywhere, so you probably still have a job. But also, moving an in-person meeting to a remote format isn’t as simple as it might seem, and the …

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Advertising 101: Ways or Classes

Just as there are different channels one can advertise on, there are different classes or “genres” of advertisements that one can run. Each class has its particular quirks and specialties, and a healthy marketing plan incorporates several of these types of messaging. Here’s a brief overview of the top five categories of advertisements and where …

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“Christmas In July” – Planning Ahead for Holiday Sales

We are enjoying the British version of the “holidays” right now, with family vacations, road trips, beach days and long, lazy pool parties everywhere we turn. But if you run a business, it’s time to start considering the American “holidays” – Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years and the accompanying shopping season. Why so early? Because …

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