Back to School…Already?

August 13th, 2014

For many parents, this is may be the most wonderful time of the year.

Today’s blog post is by Margaret Stewart, Executive Assistant at SafeSourcing.

For many parents, this is may be the most wonderful time of the year. It is time for school to start. It may not necessarily be that parents enjoy seeing their young ones bussed out of the house and off their hands to learn for a large portion of the day, although some may, but rather that this time of year indicates a return to normalcy. Vacations are wrapping up, the busy summer schedule is simmering down, and the focus on the daily grind of the next ten months is back to priority.

So, what does back to school have to do with business, or even procurement? First, I can vouch for an increase in traffic on my morning commute when the school season starts. More people are out doing the things they need to do because business season is back on full-time.

As strange as it sounds, the return to school also marks the beginning of the holidays. Even though Thanksgiving isn’t for another three months and Christmas another four, now is the time to start preparing. Many companies must bring on more staff and it takes time to get the new hires properly trained. For those in retail, the start of the school year brings an increase in sales in addition to the upcoming needs of the holiday season. They must start planning and procuring now for what they will need later.

If you would like more information on how SafeSourcing can help your business plan for the new school year or source for the upcoming holidays or on our “Risk Free” trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative. We have an entire team ready to assist you today.

We look forward to your comments.

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