It’s no secret that small businesses help communities thrive. Small Business Saturday is right around the corner, so we wanted to share some simple ways that each and every individual can help their local mom and pop shops. Whether you have money to spend or time to give, below you’ll find a variety of options to help support your local small businesses, and in result, your community!
The easiest way to support your community’s small businesses? Shop local! Avoid large chains and stick to the mom and pop shops. Keep your money local to support your community.
Buy gift cards.
This is a simple way to help small businesses near you. Whether it’s a restaurant, coffee shops, or boutique, the act will be more than appreciated. Gift cards make for great generic gifts, so keep that in mind this holiday season!
Who says dining in is the only option?! Many businesses have added a delivery service or allowed pick-up since the COVD-19 pandemic started. They adapted to what their customers wanted. Take advantage of these opportunities and order take-out from a local mom and pop restaurant near you!
Many small businesses upped their website game when the pandemic kicked in. Things became digital and virtual quickly so they were forced to be left behind or adapt. If you normally purchase a specific item from local shops, see if their website will allow you to order supplies. This is an easy way to continue buying what you know and love, but to also support your local small businesses.
Donate your time or money.
Consider raising money for struggling businesses in your community, or offering your time to volunteer in any way you can. Some places may need extra assistance but don’t have the fund to hire an employee.
Be a repeat customer.
If you had a pleasant experience with a local small business, consider making them your new go-to. Shopping local just once is obviously appreciated, but having customers that keep coming back is what it’s all about!
“Like” their social media pages.
This is an easy and free way to support your community’s small businesses!
Leave a review.
If you’ve had a positive experience, consider leaving a review on their website, social media, or Google. Reviews are a great way to help businesses shine.
Get out there and support your local small businesses!