This year Small Business Saturday is November 27, which encourages people to support small businesses when shopping for the holidays.
When you shop small, you’re not just supporting the business owners, but you’re also supporting their families. Small businesses drive our economy. If you want to support local businesses, here are some of the things you can do, as well as purchasing from them online or in-person.
Follow, like, and share your favorite small businesses on social media. Share posts in your feed and to your stories.
Leave a Google review for your favorite small businesses.
Purchase gift cards now and in the months that follow.
Refer family and friends. Make recommendations for alternate options to big box stores and national retailers or chain stores.
Stay in the know
Sign up for the newsletter. Not only will you have the scoop on the latest stock available, but you’ll be privy to discounts, sales, or special events.
Visit your favorite small business websites and click links, view galleries, and leave comments. These small actions will help improve SEO when people search for similar products or services online.
If you are a small business owner, here are a few things you can do.
Organize a pop-up for fellow small businesses.
Join forces with other small businesses to offer a giveaway and promote it together on social media.
Host a networking event and invite small business owners and entrepreneurs to share ideas and support.
Show up in person
Check on your small business friends when they are busy and when they are slow.
Swap skills, experience, and knowledge with other small business owners to better your offerings.
Thanks to all the small businesses in our communities. We hope you have a successful Small Business Saturday, holiday season, and New Year!
If you are interested in opening a business account with us, please stop in at one of our branches in New Berlin, Springfield, Modesto, or Palmyra.