The #Holidaze are officially here, and BBB® Serving Central Oklahoma is dedicated to helping you navigate the season.

To help, we’ve brought back our expert head elf, Trusty! With Trusty’s tips below (in both written and video format!), you and your business will thrive in the pandemic.

Be festive

Get on board with the season and have some fun – Christmas Trees, red and green, the whole nine yards! If your team is virtual, check out these holiday zoom backgrounds and encourage holiday attire on #CasualFriday. It’s December – let’s get festive!

Find a trusted business

Shopping for the #Holidaze2020, but not sure where to start? Shop safely by checking all retailers at BBB.org.

Communicate with and take care of your employees

Finalize your holiday hours through the end of the year. Share updates with staff and update those hours on your website, voicemail system, and Google pages! Consider regular meetings and communication via text and email with your staff and use this time/format to remind them of safety measures and the deal of the day or week.

After a crazy year, show appreciation to your team for all their hard work. Don’t have a way to buy gifts this year? Consider giving your team extra time off to prep for the #holidaze. Read more here about taking care of your employees during the holiday season.

Utilize your technology

Is your website ready for customers? #NavigateTheHolidaze by utilizing technology during holiday prep! Read more here about using technology during the holiday season.

Follow COVID-19 procedures

Be sure to follow CDC and local guidelines as you serve customers. Read more here about how to safely run your business this season!

Order extra stock

Maximize sales this season by ensuring your online stock is up to date! Already checked your stock? Check it twice! Do you have seasonal items? Get them listed! Have items that are out of stock? Get them off your site!