Fifty percent of small businesses anticipate the 2011 holiday season will be more profitable than last year, according to a recent survey from Intuit.

The company has created a Holiday Retail Cheat Sheet infographic to help small businesses navigate the peak buying season.

Using data from the survey, the infographic outlines some of the key issues facing small business retailers, including how to stay competitive with big-box stores.

The company is also recommending that small businesses leverage its products like QuickBooks, GoPayment and SimpleStore for Facebook to keep customers coming.