The major retailers are starting to fill our inboxes with "back to school" promotions, which means it is time to prepare for the end of the summer slow down. Depending on where you are, school is back in session as of last week, or it will be in session right after Labor Day. You have about two weeks to get ready to be back in action! Start working on and drafting promotions for new products or projects, update your online shop, be sure you have enough shipping supplies, and get your office in order. The holiday shopping rush will be here before you know it, so setting yourself up for success NOW will really help- especially if your art business is not your only job (no shame in having a 9-5, too!).