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There are so many amazing small businesses out there right now. Whether you have just discovered an amazing online shop or there are small businesses in your local community, shopping small is good for heart and soul.
Here are my six best ways to support small businesses. The great thing is most of these ideas are free!
1. Recommend to family and friends
One of the best ways to support small business is giving a personal recommendation to family and friends. If you have road-tested their product and you think it’s great, then spread the word. Small brands benefit from word of mouth and appreciate kind words about their products.
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2. Show their social media posts some love
A really easy way to support small businesses is by sharing their posts online. Whether it is blog posts, Instagram posts or Twitter posts hitting that share button can take seconds but helps small businesses ripple out to new customers. Small business love interacting and sharing supporters content online, too.
3. Write a glowing review
Writing a positive review online helps small businesses to grow. If you’ve bought a product, then leave a review directly on their online shop. Other places that really help a small business are leaving a review on their Facebook page and also their Google account which is normally the top search result when you search their company name on Google.
4. Sign up to their newsletter
Newsletters are a great way to keep up to date with the latest developments at your favourite small business. Being on their newsletter is a sure-fire way to get time-limited discounts and special offers.
Small businesses love their loyal customer base as much as the customers love them.
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5. Reach out to small business owners
Small business owners either work by themselves or have a small team. They love personal messages and interacting with their customers.
Sometimes the contact form seems a little impersonal so look them up on their social media channels and get in touch. This type of contact inspires small business to continue to improve, grow and service their customers with a big smile on their face.
6. Support small business by buying their products
Like all business, small businesses live and die by the support of their customers. The great thing is that when you buy from small businesses you know that every product has been made with a labour of love.
Many small businesses sell handmade products and the benefits of buying handmade products range from being superbly made to super ethical.
That’s my best ways to support small businesses. I’m sure there are many more and I’d love to hear about them in the comments below. I will certainly use these ideas myself! I’ll also stay around to answer any questions in the comments so feel free to join in.
About the author
Amy Crossland is the founder of Aubrey Bay: soy candles UK and has a passion for bringing amazing candles to those with a love of beautifully fragranced homes.
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