April means Spring! And spring means…Spring cleaning! Yes, I’m sure some home spring cleaning may be necessary, but I’m talking about cleaning up your content and website. Why not do a review of how your content has performed by measuring responses, shares, retweets, and other metrics? Popular pieces can always be reused, and even revamped to make them better.
Not-so-popular pieces shouldn’t be discarded altogether. How can you add some additional information or some other item to make them highly relevant and engaging? What about updating the content with fresh information and adding a video review of the changes embedded in the post? Or consider creating infographics to spice up basic content pieces.
However, you choose to clean your digital house, seek to keep what is or can be effective, and look for ways to make it even better. And of course, keep adding fresh, new content into the mix. Spring not only means cleaning up but the renewal of life!


Springtime also means sports! Just look at the major sports that go active or culminate in April:

  • MLB Opening Day (was actually March 29, so get started!)
  • The Master’s Golf Tournament – April 5-8, 2018
  • NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game – April 2, 2018
  • NFL Draft – Begins April 26, 2018

Use these big sporting events to market your business. Even if your business is not directly related to sports, you can offer products in team colors, or sponsor an online games bracket for your favorite sport (be sure to do so legally).


April also means time to file your yearly income taxes. April 15 is the deadline to file personal tax returns, although businesses can take longer with the proper paperwork. Accountants and tax lawyers really ramp up their business efforts at this time, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us are left out.
Consider offering after-tax specials or April coupons to entice customers to spend some of their refund money with you. Provide tax tips for small businesses or individuals in fun and engaging ways. Celebrate how our taxes support a government of the people, by the people, and for the people and post a photo of you at the mailbox, mailing your tax return!

Holidays and Special Days

Sunday April 1, 2018                             April Fools Day  #AprilFool #YouGotMe
Sunday April 1, 2018                             Easter Sunday  #Easter2018
Monday April 2, 2018                           Autism Awareness Day  #AutismAwareness
Sunday April, 15, 2018                          Tax Day in the US  #Taxes
Wednesday April, 25, 2018                   Administrative Professionals Day  #AdminProf
Sunday April 22, 2018                           Earth Day  #EarthDay
Friday April 27, 2018                            Arbor Day  #ArborDay  #PlantATree



  • April 1, 1815- Otto von Bismarck, German chancellor, statesman
  • April 1, 1947- David Eisenhower, author, grandson of Pres. Dwight Eisenhower
  • April 2, 1908- Buddy Ebsen, actor
  • April 2, 1914- Sir Alec Guinness, actor
  • April 3, 1958- Alec Baldwin, actor
  • April 3, 1961- Eddie Murphy, actor, comedian
  • April 4, 1895- Arthur Murray, dance studio fame
  • April 4, 1924- Gil Hodges, baseball player, manager
  • April 5, 1900 -Spencer Tracy, actor
  • April 5, 1908- Bette Davis, actress
  • April 5, 1916 -Gregory Peck, actor
  • April 5, 1937- Colin Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretary of State
  • April 6, 1937- Billy Dee Williams, actor
  • April 7, 1897- Walter Winchell, journalist, broadcaster
  • April 7, 1939- Francis Ford Coppola, filmmaker
  • April 7, 1954- Jackie Chan, actor
  • April 7, 1964- Russell Crowe, actor
  • April 9, 1879- W. C. Fields, actor
  • April 9, 1926- Hugh Hefner, publisher of Playboy
  • April 9, 1939- Michael Learned, actress
  • April 9, 1954- Dennis Quaid, actor
  • April 10, 1794- Commodore Matthew Perry, opened naval relations with Japan
  • April 10, 1847- Joseph Pulitzer, journalist, publisher
  • April 10, 1882- Frances Perkins, first U.S. woman cabinet member- Secretary of Labor
  • April 10, 1915- Harry Morgan, actor
  • April 10, 1951- Steven Seagal, actor
  • April 12, 1947- Tom Clancy, author
  • April 12, 1947- David Letterman, TV personality, comedian
  • April 13, 1743- Thomas Jefferson, 3rd U. S. President (1801-1809)
  • April 13, 1866- Butch Cassidy, Wild West outlaw
  • April 14, 1941- Pete Rose, baseball player, manager
  • April 15, 1452- Leonardo da Vinci, artist, sculptor, inventor
  • April 16, 1867- Wilbur Wright, pioneer aviator
  • April 16, 1889- Charlie Chaplin, comic actor, filmmaker
  • April 17, 1837- John Pierpont Morgan, financier, philanthropist
  • April 17, 1894- Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet leader, famous quote: “We will bury you!”
  • April 17, 1897- Thornton Wilder, playwright, novelist
  • April 17, 1918- William Holden, actor
  • April 18, 1953- Rick Moranis, actor
  • April 18, 1963- Conan O’Brien, TV late night talk show
  • April 19, 1979- Kate Hudson, actress
  • April 20, 1889- Adolf Hitler, Nazi dictator
  • April 21, 1926- Queen Elizabeth II, queen of England
  • April 22, 1908- Eddie Albert, actor
  • April 22, 1928- Aaron Spelling, TV writer, producer
  • April 22, 1937- Jack Nicholson, actor
  • April 23, 1564- William Shakespeare, playwright, poet
  • April 23, 1791- James Buchanan, 15th  U.S. President (1857-1861)
  • April 23, 1928- Shirley Temple Black, child actress, diplomat
  • April 24, 1766 – Robert Bailey Thomas, founder & editor of “The Farmer’s Almanac”
  • April 24, 1905- Robert Penn Warren, poet, novelist
  • April 24, 1982- Kelly Clarkson, First “American Idol” winner
  • April 25, 1940- Al Pacino, actor
  • April 27, 1791- Samuel Morse, invented magnetic telegraph
  • April 27, 1822- Ulysses S. Grant, 18th U.S. President, Civil War general (1869-1877)
  • April 28, 1758 -James Monroe, 5th U.S. President (1817-1825)
  • April 29, 1863- William Randolph Hearst, newspaper editor, publisher
  • April 30, 1933- Willie Nelson, country singer
  • April 30, 1982- Kirsten Dunst, actress

What special days or observances put a SPRING in your step in April? How can you leverage these holiday events or happenings to attract customers and impact your business? Share them in the comments and of course, share them with your readers! Until next month, get your spring cleaning done (business and otherwise), enjoy some great sporting events, and as always, keep writing!

About the Author: Donna Amos

I believe you can achieve anything you truly want to achieve. “It might sound trite, but time and time again, I’ve seen it happen with my clients. They overcome the fear of exposing themselves to the possibility of failure to creating profitable exciting businesses. My clients do great work, and sometimes it only takes someone else believing in them to give them the confidence to step out and take the chance.”