TD Bank recently surveyed small business owners asking what one gift they would like to receive this Holiday Season. Here are the top responses:
Increased sales – 61%
Eliminating debt – 13%
Raises or bonuses for current employees – 11%
New equipment or software – 6%
More employees – 5%
New or larger facility – 4%
As Director of a medium sized Chamber of Commerce, I
would agree that increased sales (memberships, sponsorships, attendance, etc . . .) would be my number one gift request as we close out 2011. As with most small businesses, the list of things we could or should be doing always seems to exceed the resources available.
So if you could have one business related gift this year, what would it be?