Fall is nearly here, and that means football games, school buses, and kids heading back to school! Whether you’re a retail business or a restaurant, this time of year will affect you in some way or another. Here you’ll find some quick tips on ways you can boost the buzz around your business this school season.
Have a “Back To School” Section
Whether it’s pencils and pens, backpacks, or even clothes for kids to wear on their first day of classes, put it front and center, where everyone will see it when they come in. Even if you’re a restaurant or don’t sell anything a student might need, you could find a way to put up a “back to school” display. Embracing your local schools can show real support for your community and bring in extra business!
Use Social Media to Your Advantage
Does your business have a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram page? Develop some posts that you can share in the coming days. Point to the schools around you, advertise any sales and promotions you have coming up, and embrace the spirit of the season! Make sure your followers know about anything back to school themed you have going on, and get people talking about your business.
For Once, being late is OK!
Unlike being in school, don’t worry about being late to the “Back to school” game. Students and parents will need supplies, technology, and clothing well into the first month or two of the school year, so you can keep your displays and your promotions running longer than you expect.
Learning isn’t Just for the Students
You may not be in school anymore (or maybe you are!), but that doesn’t mean that you have nothing left to learn. Now is a great time to learn more about your business, and how you can grow it further. What are other businesses doing for “Back to School”? What new products or services can you add? How can you improve customer satisfaction? Use this time to inspire you to become a student again. Go out and learn all you can!
Plan Ahead for the Coming Holidays
The “Back to School” season is really the starting point for the busiest few months of the year. Soon after the kids go back you’ll have Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. And you know those holidays will bring a lot of hectic planning. If you haven’t already formulated any specials or promotions you’ll have for this season, now is the perfect time to get ahead before it catches up to you.
Regardless of how much “Back to School” fun your business takes part in, we know business owners are always looking to further their company. From new researching marketing strategies to getting the latest technology, it takes time and effort to run a business. AccuPOS can help cut down time spent figuring out accounting! Call us today and learn more about how our Point of Sale can help your business all year round.