Labor Day is no picnic for entrepreneurs.
While the summer months are often the slowest for small businesses in terms of revenue and sales, they are, perhaps, the most crucial. Especially when it comes to preparing for the holiday season.
Small business owners start as early as August increasing their inventory and hiring seasonal workers for the holiday rush, because not all shoppers wait until December to make their holiday purchases.
In 2013, more than 20 percent of shoppers began shopping for gifts before and during the month of September, according to the National Retail Federation.