Summer is here and kids are out of school. That means families are looking to take vacations and have a bit of fun when they can. With families enjoying more disposable income than in the past decade, the time is ripe to attract some of that spending. Prepare your small business for summer spending from families, college students, travelers, and more.

  • Offer giveaways for clients who post images of them using your products outdoors.
  • A great way to clear out old merchandise is with an End of School Year sale!
  • Provide a guide of things to do in your town during the summer—and be sure to include your business in the list.
  • Summer means travel – sponsor a contest for a written entry about the most interesting road trip, and award prizes from your merchandise.
  • June is National Safety Month, so blog about some travel safety tips

Holidays and Special Days
June 6, 2019  D-Day – On this historic day in 1944, 156,000 Allied troops from the United States, England, and Canada invaded the beaches of Normandy, France, to begin fighting Nazi Germany on the European continent. It is the largest amphibious assault in world history. This massive, bloody battle was the turning point of the war in the European theater. Around 4,000 Allied troops died on these beaches on D-Day, approximately 2,000 of them were American.  #DDay
June 14, 2019  Flag Day – Flag Day, is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for our flag, its designers and makers. This may be a bit controversial, but our flag has a proud and glorious history. It was at the lead of every battle fought by Americans. Many people have died protecting it. It even stands proudly on the surface of the moon. Why not remind your social media followers of proper flag etiquette.  #USflag  #OldGlory  #FlagDay
June 16, 2019  Father’s Day – Since 1910, this day has been a day to honor and enjoy time with Dad and appreciate all he does for you. What Dad really wants is healthy, happy, and successful kids. And, he wants you to spend a few moments with him on Father’s Day. Today, life is busy for both dads and kids. Why not encourage your clients to carve out a little special time for dad on this day?  #FathersDay  #Dads
June 21, 2019  Summer Solstice – Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year in our hemisphere. The amount of daylight only goes down for the next six months. Summer Solstice is the meteorological start of summer. It’s time to enjoy vacations, great weather, pools, barbeques, baseball, and everything else that goes along with the favorite season of kids and most adults.  #SummerSolstice
June 1, 1926- Andy Griffith, actor
June 1, 1926- Marilyn Monroe, actress
June 1, 1937- Morgan Freeman, actor
June 2, 1731- Martha Washington, the very first First Lady of the United States
June 2, 1941- Stacy Keach, actor
June 2, 1948- Jerry Mathers, actor “Beaver” on “Leave it to Beaver”
June 3, 1808- Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America
June 3, 1925- Tony Curtis, actor
June 4, 1738- King George III, king of England during the American Revolution
June 4, 1975- Angelina Jolie, actress
June 5, 1878- Francisco “Pancho” Villa, Mexican revolutionary
June 5, 1956- Kenny G, musician
June 6, 1755- Nathan Hale, Revolutionary War patriot
June 6, 1799- Alexander Pushkin, poet
June 7, 1952- Liam Neeson, actor
June 7, 1958- “Prince”, singer
June 8, 1867- Frank Lloyd Wright, architect
June 8, 1925- Barbara Bush, First Lady of the United States
June 9, 1961- Michael J. Fox, actor, “Back to the Future”
June 9, 1963- Johnny Depp, actor
June 10, 1922- Judy Garland, singer, actress “The Wizard of Oz”
June 11, 1913- Vince Lombardi, football coach
June 12, 1924- George H. W. Bush, 41st U.S. President (1989-1993)
June 12, 1929- Anne Frank, Holocaust victim, wrote diary of her experience
June 13, 1986- Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen twins, actresses
June 14, 1811- Harriet Beecher Stowe, author, abolitionist
June 14, 1946- Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States
June 15, 1963- Helen Hunt, actress (Los Angeles, CA)
June 17, 1917- Dean Martin, actor, singer
June 17, 1946- Barry Manilow, singer
June 18, 1942- Paul McCartney, singer, songwriter, musician, “The Beatles”
June 19, 1903- Lou Gehrig, baseball player
June 20, 1924- Audie Murphy, actor, WWII hero
June 20, 1953- Cyndi Lauper, singer
June 20, 1967- Nicole Kidman, actress
June 22, 1903- John Dillinger, bank robber
June 22, 1929- Ralph Waite, actor “The Waltons”
June 22, 1941- Ed Bradley, TV journalist
June 25, 1903- George Orwell, novelist
June 26, 1819- Abner Doubleday, invented the game of baseball
June 28, 1902- Richard Rodgers, music composer, “Rogers and Hammerstein”
June 30, 1966- Mike Tyson, boxing champion
How do you plan to spend your June days? How can you leverage these holiday events or happenings to attract customers and impact your business? Share them with our readers in the comment section below. Until next month, use that suntan lotion, enjoy a cold drink, 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.”