Customers are gearing up for the holiday season and it's important that small business owners develop a strategy to stand out among their competitors. Whether it's your first holiday season in business or you're a veteran who knows the drill, there are always new tricks to capitalize on the opportunities that come with this time of year. Small Business Trends posted this list of hot holiday trends to help any business capitalize on the holiday madness.

1.) Thanksgivingkkuh: The first day Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving this year, which means holiday shopping will start well before the end of November. Be ready for these shoppers and start your holiday marketing plan earlier than usual.

2.) Teen Consumers: Teens are spending more money than ever and are a demographic that can't be ignored when it comes to planning your holiday strategy. Beauty products, mobile devices and clothing are popular items teens are purchasing.

3.) Gourmet Appeal: If you have a business related to food and cooking don't miss out on the olive oil craze. Consider featuring specialty olive oils this season to entice customers looking to please their foodie friends with a trendy gift.

For more details on these hot holiday trends, check out the full article from Small Business Trends here.