3 Easy Ways To Support Small Business
- Go shopping. This is an easy one. Get off the computer and go explore your local shops. You may be able to get just about anything online these days, but keep in mind, that when you shop local, you are supporting your friends, neighbors and community members. How often has the big online store donated to your local soccer club or little league? Keep that in mind next time you’re going to make a purchase.
- Show them some love! In today’s world, online reviews can make or break just about any type of business. If you had a good experience, tell the world. Giving them a positive Google review can help them garner more business. If you were disappointed in your experience with a local shop, before taking to the internet to write a bad review, give the local owner/manager a chance to make it right. They will appreciate the heads up to improve their customer service.
- Share on social media. You share everything else on social media, so why not give a shout out to the local businesses? Take a photo of your amazing dessert you got at a local diner or a selfie of the cute top you got at the local boutique. Post to Instagram/facebook with a shout out to the local business and you’ve done your good deed for the day! Who knows, they may even send you a coupon for your troubles!