Two of the focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. Black Friday has become a target sales date for many businesses. To make the most of Black Friday, businesses need to come up with distinct strategies. The following contributed post is entitled, A Business’ Guide To Preparing For Black Friday Now.
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It won’t be long until the chaos of black Friday descends upon us, and the best thing your business can do is prepare now. If you begin your preparations now, you can make the most of this time of year and make a killing. Below, you’ll find a few ways you can begin preparing now:
Listen To Your Audience On Social Media
Start by listening to your audience on social media. They will give you hints and tips on what sort of offers and deals you should run. One of the best things you can do as a business is listen to your audience!
Replicate Big Companies On A Smaller Scale
Take a look at big companies before you and make a note of how they have tackled black Friday. You can then replicate them on a much smaller scale. You should be able to experience at least a portion of their success!
Have A Countdown
Countdown to black Friday using your social pages so that people get excited along with you and plan the purchases they are going to make. Make it an exciting event for everybody!
Have A Mobile Strategy
As you’ll see from the infographic below, a large percentage of your audience will likely make purchases via mobile. Make sure you have a strong mobile strategy so that this is easy for them to do and that your mobile site is ready. If it isn’t, you will lose out.
Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath.
Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics.
Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.
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