Planning business in an election cycle

Q: My September business was okay, but now that we’re heading into an election cycle and the holiday season at the same time, what should I expect?

A: It’s too early to make predictions but I can say this: plan your business conservatively and focus on the fundamentals. This season is about blocking and tackling. Be on the defensive and ready to respond to whatever changes that may come.

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avatar About Steve Pruitt

Steve Pruitt is founder and Senior Consultant of Blacks Retail Analysis and Blacks Consulting. With over 30 years of experience, Steve is one of the most respected merchandise analysts in the industry. His specialty is apparel merchandising and he has worked with clients in every sector of this category. Steve’s approach is highly customized; he tailors his analyses to the particular needs and market of each client. His work ties together the merchandising piece of the business with the client’s overall financial goals to increase sales and streamline operations. Steve is also a trusted general business consultant, known for his ability to help retailers plan growth and manage change.
 
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