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Key holiday planning tips for small business owners

For many small business owners, the holiday season is the busiest—and most stressful—time of year. The stretch from Black Friday through New Year's Day is an important time for small businesses to take advantage of consumer spending, and to close out the year on a strong note. But the increased demands on inventory, staffing and security creates additional headaches and logistics.

In the following stories, Chase looks at different ways to take advantage of the holiday surge:

How to manage cash flow in the holiday season

Managing the seasonal cash drain can be challenging—especially if you haven't planned ahead of time. Between inventory, marketing, holiday bonuses and client gifts, expenses run high and bank accounts dip. These tips will help you minimize the impact—even with the holiday season in full swing.

Tips on hiring temporary employees

Many businesses see their workforces expand and drop between November and January. With the right planning, you can get the most out of your temporary workers before they're off to their next challenges.

Secure your business before the holidays

Don't let criminals rain on your holiday parade. These six steps can help you protect your business, and your customers, from theft and fraud—during the holiday season, and throughout the coming year.

Meet the man behind holiday storefront windows

Love to gaze at holiday windows? Read the inspirational story of a man who creates them. Once fired by his dad, he now runs a leading company that designs displays for the world's top luxury retailers.

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