How To Beat Seasonal Decline
Monday, July 21st, 2014
For an ice cream shop the hot days of summer create the largest demand for the cold, creamy, tasty treats. But summer only lasts a few months. So how can an ice cream shop keep business strong in the cooler months? Your options depend on what type of business model you have chosen for your ice cream shop. If you have a franchise, the franchisor most likely will dictate the changes to use as the season comes to an end. Very few details are left to the franchisee. If your ice cream shop is set up as a cooperative business model, your choices are only limited by your imagination. For cooperative owners, create some special flavors and unique holiday treats. You might even consider adding some products to your menu. Sponsor seasonal events and take advantage of different marketing outlets. Above all, seek out the support by other cooperative owners. By using the freedoms of a co-op, you can manage every season with success.