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The holidays are coming up and before you know it, you’ll have packages that need to be shipped out NOW! Here are some tips and key dates to remember to stay on top of holiday shipping for your customers.

Your best bet is to ship as much as you can, as soon as you can. We know that can’t always be possible, so the next step is to be prepared! The US Postal Service expects customer traffic to increase starting the week of December 9, two weeks before Christmas, with the busiest time of the season expected to be the week before Christmas, December 16 – 22.

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The best way to connect with your customers is to have a clear understanding of who they are. What challenges do they face? What are their goals and desires? How do they see themselves? Being able to answer these questions with more than a vague idea is extremely helpful in business.

You can hire a marketing agency to do in-depth research, or you can put in a little time and effort to figure it out on your own. It might seem like a difficult task to wrap your head around, but here are some easy steps to get you started.

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“Everyone can lead because everyone can serve.”

– James Strock

Leadership is one of the most important aspects of a business. Without leadership, things don’t get done. Leadership doesn’t have a title, people with authority aren’t necessarily real leaders, and there are real leaders who don’t have authority. All it takes is someone willing to step forward and get things done. If you’ve started your own business, congratulations, you’re a leader. Unfortunately, leadership isn’t as simple as the push of a button, it’s a constant balancing act.

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World Mental Health Day was October 10th, and we shared this post on Facebook. Knowing how important mental health is, we wanted to go even deeper on the subject and provide more resources to help you keep your sanity while running a business.

Running a small business doesn’t make the stress any smaller. In fact, it’s often more stressful because you’re responsible for more. Many small-business owners know what it’s like to spend every hour of the day working on their business, sacrificing comforts to make their dreams come true. Hard work may be the key to success, but there’s only so much your mind and body can take. Before you get to the breaking point, check in with yourself and use these tips to reduce your stress and keep your mental health going strong for the long run.

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