*Today’s post is a guest post written by the lovely Rachel, all her links will be at the end of the post*
When was the last time you supported a local or smaller business? Independent businesses add so much to the business world and our economy and therefore it is so important to show your support where you can. If you have the money to purchase from small businesses, amazing! They will appreciate your custom so much! Find some amazing small business recommendations at: 8 Small Businesses You Need to Know About.
However, if you can’t purchase right now there are still so many ways you can show your support without spending a penny! This post will give you six simple ways to support small businesses for free!
Follow on Social Media
When you first start a small business, it is so hard to build up a following. If you like the sound of a business or product, why not give them a little follow? Having a larger following helps a small business stand out from the crowd and encourages others to do the same!
Like and Share Social Content
After following, it is also super important to engage with their content through sharing and linking their posts! Although you might not have the funds to support a small business right now, by sharing their content one of your friends or followers might be interested in purchasing! Exposure is a huge thing for businesses that are just starting out so share as much as you can!
Write a Little Review
If I am ever looking into making a purchase, I will go straight to the review section or internet to find what other customers think of the product before I purchase. Next time you purchase or visit a small business, be sure to leave a little review. This costs nothing but massively helps the business in gaining customers.
Recommend to Friends and Family
This is the easiest one you can do. If you have seen a product that you think your friends and family would love, recommend it! I love a good recommendation and I am much more likely to purchase something if it has been used and recommended by someone I trust!
Send a Message Complimenting Them
This takes less than a minute to do and means the world to smaller business owners. If you see a small business you like the look of, give them a compliment. Let them know you love what they are doing. Compliments benefit both ways, you will make the business owners day and you will also feel amazing about yourself!
Sign Up to Email List
Again, building up a following is hard! I have been running Rach Talks Business for a whole year nearly and growing an email list is the hardest thing I have found so far. Email lists allow small business owners to speak directly to you and offer special discounts! It can be super helpful in sales, a small ask that brings big results!
I hope you’ve found my little post useful and it has given you some ways you can support independent businesses for free. Little gestures make a huge difference to business owners! If you are looking to purchase a little lockdown gift from an independent business check out: Pick Me Up Gifts Isolation Gift Guide.
Massive thank you to Ellie for letting me guest post on your lovely blog. Stay safe everyone.
About the Author
Hi, I’m Rachel from Rach Talks Business! Since graduating I have been looking for ways, I can put my marketing knowledge to good use and decided to create a platform to support small, independent businesses through the pandemic. I formed Rach Talks Business in March and have been building my lifestyle blog ever since. My blog covers a large range of topics including lifestyle, mental health, business and blogging tips!
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