Make Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday count! They are all opportunities to make the most of the holiday season.
We’ve collected some B2B offers and resources below. We will be adding to our list throughout the big weekend, too, so bookmark us and keep checking back.
You don’t need to wait until Black Friday to save on small business tech. Dell is promoting what it calls Pre-Black Friday deals. There are savings on desktops, laptops, tablets and more. The site shows savings of over $200 on some laptops. There are no details about when the sale might be over so scope out the technology you are interested in as soon as possible.
Thanksgiving Sale on Web Hosting (Bluehost)
Bluehost calls it a Thanksgiving sale and has marked down hosting from $6.99 per month to $3.95 per month. But the sale is expected to run through Dec. 2 so we’ve listed it under Black Friday sales here. There are some terms and conditions so you’ll want to check out the offer carefully and maybe call the customer service hotline too for more details.
Spend Nothing on Your Next Smartphone (Deal News)
Everyone knows there are big savings on electronics on Black Friday. But you can save on more than just consumer items. For example, Best Buy is offering this Samsung Galaxy S4 for free with a two year plan. Take advantage of this deal starting Thursday Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.
Check Out this Free Checklist (Firefly Store Solutions)
Black Friday can be a huge boon to your small retail business — if you’re prepared in advance. Here is a checklist (infographic) you may want to refer to and share with colleagues to make sure you’re ready to go.
OfficeMax Stores Open Thanksgiving (The Wall Street Journal)
OfficeMax joins the growing list of retailers with doors opening on Thanksgiving Day. Specifically, that will be at 8 p.m. for most stores with many of the expected deals for early arrivals. OfficeMax.com will be running Black Friday savings starting during the day on Thanksgiving as well.
Staples Posts Black Friday Deals (Staples)
Staples has already posted its Black Friday sales items. They include many sales prices on tablets and smartphones, so this is something to check out for entrepreneurs on the go. Also, like OfficeMax, Staples will be opening some of its physical locations at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Check the website or your local store location for details.
Christmas Comes Early with Free Giveaways (SitePoint)
SitePoint, a provider of content for Web professionals, is giving away $1000 of free stuff like icons, vector artwork, web hosting, marketing and project management tools, ebooks etc. for those who act quickly. It’s called a Christmas Sale, but everything’s free and it’s on now.
Small Business Saturday
Twitter Gives Away Free Advertising Credits (Twitter Blog)
Specifically, the microblogging platform is giving away $1 million in free advertising credits on its platform in support of Small Business Saturday. Only new advertisers based in the U.S. are eligible. And you’d better hurry. It’s first come first serve with the first 10,000 businesses getting $100 in credits each.
Create an Ad on Foursquare and Win (Foursquare for Business)
If Foursquare, the location-based social media network, is more your speed, here’s another offer for online advertising you might want to consider. Create an ad on the site between now and Dec. 31, and you’ll get $50 worth of ad credits. Again though, better hurry. It says while supplies last.
Get a Welcome Mat and 20 Reusable Shopping Bags — Free (American Express)
The deadline has passed to guarantee receipt of these bags in time for Small Business Saturday. But you can still order them and promote your small business or someone else’s in your community year-round. Again these mats and reusable bags are free and are in limited supply, so don’t wait.
Free Social Media and Email Marketing Resources (Vertical Response)
You don’t need to wait until Cyber Monday to take advantage of these tools — many free — from VerticalResponse. They include an email subject line generator, guides for online marketing during the holidays, downloadable holiday buttons and more. Clearly these are online marketing tools most useful for reaching customers in preparation for Cyber Monday. But VerticalResponse has announced the site will be available all through the holiday season.
Resource List Provides Hundreds of Offers (Shop.org)
Cyber Monday isn’t just for consumers, as we’ve said. Small businesses can find many deals too. This comprehensive list is one place to start with offers from brands like HP, Office Max, McAfee and more. Though clearly labeled as Cyber Monday offers, many are valid through the end of the year or even the first few days of 2014, but some end sooner. Please check the individual deadline of the offer that interests you to make sure you don’t miss out.
Other B2B Holiday Deals
Get a PRNewsWire Press Release for 30% Off (Small Business Trends)
This is our very own special deal for you. If you’re planning on running a holiday campaign, discount or sales event, or a business event, announce it in a press release and use the code SMBTRENDS30 to get 30% off. This offer expires on November 27, 2013.
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