Employee Appreciation Day – First Friday of March
Employee Appreciation Day occurs on the first Friday of March. It’s the day to celebrate your employees and show them how much you appreciate their hard work and commitment to your small business. Feedback and recognition continue to be key factors in building employer and employee trust while also increasing employee retention.
There are many ways, large and small, that business owners can activate Employee Appreciation Day — play a company trivia game, attend a sporting event, host an on-site happy hour, close the office early, or provide everyone with some office swag. Be sure to designate someone to snap photos during the event that you can later use in posts showing how you celebrate your employees. Whatever you do, communicate your gratitude personally and authentically.
Mom and Pop Business Owners Day – March 29
Small businesses bring the US economy nearly 70% of all new jobs, representing the foundation of our local communities. Small business owners are honored on March 29 for their dedication, perseverance and courage.
Spread the news it’s Mom and Pop Day with a post to remind your community to make a conscious effort to support their local businesses.
Backup Day – March 31
Backing up your data is critical. If your company is in technology or any B2B industry, use March 31 to remind customers of the importance of having a robust data backup system.
Create a social media post or email discussing the importance of having a data backup system. Draw upon your business’s own products or expertise or share an article from a credible source and provide your own spin on it.
Records and Information Management Month – Month of April
April is for rain showers and Records and Information Management. This month seeks to encourage business owners and employees to keep records and information organized, protected and well-managed.
Share a case study about your records management system in an email or newsletter so current and potential customers can learn how you make safeguarding their data a priority.
International Workers’ Day – May 1
The international labor movement is observed on May 1, known as International Workers’ Day. Often referred to as “May Day,” it commemorates the hardships and gains made by workers and the labor movements.