Hi Beautiful people! My name is Sky Bambie from Hubient. Today I want to discuss how to support your local businesses especially after the hit most of them took during covid and the up and down restrictions we have been facing.
First let’s go through some reasons as to why it is a good idea to support your local businesses. First up they provide jobs for your community, it helps circulate money into your community it’s environmentally friendly as most smaller businesses often have a less significant carbon footprint compared to larger companies.
Recommend to friends and family
Word of mouth is more helpful than you realise. We trust the people around us when making decisions to visit places or try new things. So, it can’t hurt to just mention in passing how good a restaurant or boutique store you visited was. Or if you want to even take it a step further invite them to go with you.
Support on social media
82% of People Trust Social Networks to Guide Purchasing Decisions. Follow their social media pages, share their posts and pages with your audience, the goal is to engage as much as possible. This will help get their business noticed by more people which in turn will help create future customers.
Buy a gift voucher
Every bit helps and buying a gift voucher helps keep that business afloat. Buying a gift voucher for a friend or even for yourself will also help with the possibility of a customer returning.
Leave a positive review online
93% of consumers say that online reviews influenced their purchasing decisions. Even I am guilty of looking at reviews online before i even consider visiting a place. Of course, you will get your usual customer that is never happy and will leave bad reviews everywhere they go. But if the overwhelming response is good and bad that can sway someone from deciding if they want to visit somewhere. Sooo after visiting leave a great review and help them out!
Sign up to their newsletter
Newsletters help businesses build a contact list and possible long-term customers, especially for a small business. This will keep you in the loop of their special offers, products, or events.
Buy full price
Don’t ask for a discount when shopping local. Even price matching is unfair and can cost the business more than you know as they cannot compete with larger corporations who can afford to lower prices. If you are willing to pay full price without question in many other big companies, why would you put pressure on a small business?
Look for your local markets
Not only is visiting your local markets fun but the food is usually fresher, healthier with less expense. Also, you can find all sorts of hand made goods made with love from people in your community.
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