In case you missed the news, Halloween is coming on Monday (there is no forgetting this fact in my house with three candy-loving little ones).

This week’s Bonfire Buzz celebrates the holiday of ghosts and goblins with a few business-focused Halloween posts. From Halloween business news, to holiday marketing tips, to apps for Halloween, there is sure to be something here you can use to celebrate this fun holiday in your business.

Happy Halloween!

Halloween Spending

It may not be Black Friday, but it looks like consumers are dishing out the dough for Halloween this year, according to AMEX OPEN Forum. If you have a retail business or other business that is Halloween-friendly, I hope you took advantage of the anticipated record-breaking spending this season.

Read more from American Express OPEN Forum: Small Business Snapshot: Halloween Spending Expected To Set Records

Ideas for Next Year

Did you miss your chance to capitalize on Halloween this year? No worries. Start thinking about next year now, and you’ll be ahead of the game. Here are some examples of pricey (and profitable) products that hit the scene this Halloween season.

Read more from CNN Money: Halloween Prices from Hell

Halloween Apps

Looking for a place to trick or treat, a Halloween party to crash, or a costume that makes a statement? There’s an app for that. No, really, there is. Check out these apps you may find useful on Halloween this year.

Read more from Girl’s Guide to Social MediaMobile Apps for Halloween

Tying in Promotions

Every holiday presents an opportunity for timely and effective promotions, including Halloween. This post on Vistaprint shares some great examples for working the holiday festivities into your business.

Read more from Vistaprint: Halloween Marketing Tips

Marketing on Halloween

You still have time to put together a promotion for Halloween, if you act fast. Get inspired by the Halloween marketing posters in this post. Want more? Check out these 5 creepy ads with bones, too.

Read more from PSPrint Blog: 8 Great Halloween Marketing Posters

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