Okay, so maybe this year Phil the Groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter (thanks, Phil!). But with Daylight Savings Time under our belts, spring feels closer than ever! And what better way to celebrate than with a spring refresh? Dig yourself out of the snow, rouse your employees from their winter hibernation, and use these spring GIFs to help you celebrate the season in style. Here are some fresh takes on what’s to come for Clover businesses this spring!
1. Get ready to OWN tax season.
Taxes are often the most painful part of anyone’s year, especially if you’re a small business owner. The new tax reforms make filing your taxes just a little more complicated. Give yourself a little extra motivation this year to get your return done on time. Make a motivational playlist, reward yourself with a sweet treat, or take a half-day Friday. You got this!
2. Look for a clever way to celebrate.
April Fool’s Day is always a crowd favorite, but besides Easter, there aren’t many “big” holidays on the calendar until the end of May. Take the opportunity to celebrate a lesser-known day! National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day is April 12, or Arbor Day is on April 12. Do you read our monthly promo calendar posts? There’s plenty of inspiration to get you through the month!
3. Countdown the month with March Madness.
Need a reason to get fired up? March Madness is here, and you can play along with your customers to help increase sales. If you run a restaurant or cafe, offer customers a free dessert if they hold winning brackets by the Elite Eight round. Retailers can offer special discounts when your local team (or favorite team) wins a game. Some businesses create their own brackets of products or services to try to shift deadstock or promote new offerings. It’s a win-win for you and your customers.
4. Shower your staff with appreciation.
The cold, dark days of December are well in your rearview mirror, so take the time to thank your staff for their hard work! Good weather puts everyone in a good mood, so spread the love.
5. Do some spring cleaning.
Tis the season to refresh your business! This is a great opportunity to show off new products, try a new menu item, or launch a service you’ve been working on for the last few months. Remind customers that now is the time to try clean out their closets and play up the theme of refreshing your life for the spring in your marketing campaigns!
6. Get involved!
Politics aside, spring is the time to get involved in giving back to your local community. Participate in a town hall meeting, host a food drive, or spend some time cleaning up debris from the winter storms. Playing a positive role in improving the neighborhood will not go unnoticed by your neighbors—more than ever, businesses that give back are winning customers and increasing lifetime loyalty tenfold.
Looking for more inspiration to take you into the spring? Check out the Clover App Market to see what new integrations can help you run your business better, faster, and stronger.
Clover is sold by leading U.S. banks including Bank of America, BBVA, Citi, PNC, SunTrust and Wells Fargo. You’ll also find Clover at our trusted partners including CardConnect, Restaurant Depot, and Sam’s Club. For more information, visit us at clover.com.